In Response to: Sexual-Misconduct Report

The military is just as guilty of sexual crime as any university. Why is this? I think the way boys are raised has something to do with it. Boys are encouraged to seek competitive sports as the outlet for their energy and talent. Respect for the sexual right of others, no matter of whatever gender, is hard to encourage in such an environment. The result is that young men and then all men essentially remain teenagers throughout life, with the teenagers' characteristic trait of sexual immaturity and search for illicit adventure. Our male population, whether in the military, in the university, in the political field, in the workplace, and in the church, continues in the teenage pattern and never ever gives it up. Our culture — music, books, television, games, etc. — simply continues this.

Norman Ravitch *62
Savannah, Ga.