Letters to the Editor: If you binge watch TV, you have time to read a ‘long’ book. The books I read when I watched TV were all short, to the point, and meant to get out of the way. Books like ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ were written to get me out of the house. They have all had stories worth telling. I was able to read through them in an evening, no work required, and get a reward of an amazing story. TV, I like it when I can sit with it and a good book and get to the bottom of a story.
It is easy to take one step back to get to the next step. Books like this do just that.
Lois G., Lakewood
I do not like the fact that a woman can be fired for being too emotional over workplace sexual harassment. I’ve been harassed several times at work and have taken advantage of it. I worked at a bank for 30 years, and I didn’t know that it was illegal for my manager to force me to go home with him so that he could have sex with me. I was a single mother struggling to get a job. What would happen to the economy if women stopped being emotional about the sexual harassment?
I was fired on the Monday after he made the demands. I was let go with no severance, and the bank tried to rehire me just eight months later only to fire me again for my sexual harassment complaint. I was forced to take a leave of absence from my job when I filed a complaint. I have three children, including a child with mental retardation and autism. I’m not going to be able to work a full-time job doing anything other than emotional labor for others. I won’t have any income, no health insurance, and I’ll be on social security. I didn’t ask for anything. It’s not