April 9, 2003
To the Editor -
Though I am delighted to engage Sandra Healy in a discussion about marital rape and the best way to raise my six daughters I am surprised to be characterized as “revolting”. She obviously misunderstood my criticism of the Outlook’s article. My point was that this particular article was written in a way that sensationalized the event, causing the reader to feel like they were watching the events through an open window. It felt more like a fictional story (no names were used) then a news article. Marital abuse is a serious problem and does need to be addressed in an open and sensitive manner. It’s front page material. But I stand by my criticism of the Outlook’s Wednesday March 26, 2003 article.