Do two wrongs make a right?

Allowing an explicitly indecent ad such as this into a family oriented newspaper was done without taste, thought, or concern

Editor, The News:

Ad offended youth, think again (Letters, May 25).

Do two wrongs make a right?

Leah Pillet’s complaint that the Caddy Shack’s ad showing a woman’s panties half-way down her legs was in no way “prudish” on her part.

Keith Dymond responded: “Welcome to the 21st Century.”

Really? Why does he not see the problem with children and youth being corrupted by media advertisements such as these?

On the contrary, Mr. Dymond, her concern for today’s youth gives hope that there still remains some concern for the decency of future generations.

I will give you the benefit that this ad, in itself, may not “corrupt the minds of today’s youth or perhaps offend them or teach them something they don’t already know.”

As we well know, a drop of water does not make an ocean.

However, Mr. Dymond, every drop counts. Every ad that subjugates women further corrupts the minds of young men and impresses upon teenage girls that they are not worth much more than a pair of panties around their own ankles.

There is no question as to whether or not the ad is indecent. Mr. Dymond did not disagree with that fact, either.

Allowing an explicitly indecent ad such as this into a family oriented community newspaper was done without taste, thought, or concern for the community as a whole.

Our youth make up the heads of the future community.

The paper also may take into consideration the families, parents, teachers, members of our community who are doing their utmost to ensure decency in their children’s upbringing – those attempting to raise good, moral leaders for future generations.

I received the  impression by Mr. Dymond’s statement, “Give them some credit as to their daily surroundings – they are exposed far more to sexuality by the average television show today,”  that because youth are already exposed to so much, that to expose them further is of no consequence.

This leads to the answer to my question: No, two wrongs do not make a right.

Ads like these will always strip women of their dignity.

Bernadette Bonner

Maple Ridge

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