Carrie Willmon’s letter “Appalled by Doonesbury” (1/25) got my attention. I, too, have children who read the comics but didn’t recall an offensive comic from that day. So I dug the previous Sunday’s comics (1/18) out of the recycle bin to check it out.
Willmon was appalled that someone was allowed to write and print a comic about President Bush with asterisks for the words. Shouldn’t she be more appalled by what her 8- and 10-year-old daughters saw in the Brenda Starr comic right next to that one? It had two scantily clad women lying by the bedside of a man, with one of them saying they should share that man. A catfight with asterisks ending the cartoon should have been more offensive for her daughters.
Sharing a man and fighting are OK, but bleeped-out language not OK?
Let’s raise our daughters to know what’s right in relationships, too.