Letters: Charity strip show is ‘not healthy’

I am so disappointed to see the Strip-a-thon promoted on the front page of the paper again.

Editor, The News:

Re: Strip-a-thon tradition continues (The News, Nov. 28).

I am so disappointed to see the Strip-a-thon promoted on the front page of the paper again.

Of course it’s a great cause, but selling sex for the cause sends the message that it’s acceptable for women to be objectified.

Such a message is not compatible with combating poverty.

So much of the poverty problem can be traced to sexual irresponsibility and the exploitation of women.

Strip clubs only serve to capitalize on the weakness of both men and women, and families suffer.

The Strip-a-thon is not healthy for our community.

There are many ways to be generous and charitable without exploiting people and perpetuating the problem.

Marilee Hare

Maple Ridge