With the article “Table talk: Drinking, sex, and how things go wrong” (Campus Notebook, Jan. 19), I see that sexism is alive and well at Princeton. One student noted that “a lot of males are utterly incompetent about reading clues.” The editors thought enough of the quote that it was highlighted in large type as a centerpiece of the article. But there was never a hint that perhaps some women are incompetent about letting their preferences be known. As usual, men are blamed and women receive a free pass.

Also glaringly missing from the article was any hint that perhaps chastity would be the best policy — or even that it is an acceptable alternative lifestyle. A few minutes’ thought will make it clear that if there is no sexual encounter, the question of whether it is consensual or forced is moot.

John F. Fay *85