In Response to: Targeting real threats [6]

Isaiah Cox ’94 (letters, April 6) thinks that a young woman taking a stand against street harassment (Chloe Angyal ’09, Perspective, Feb. 6) somehow negates the “real” threats faced by women and girls around the world. It doesn’t, just as advocating for marriage equality in the United States doesn’t minimize the horrible treatment of gays in other countries. We all are working toward a safer and more equal world.

There is still a long way to go before women and girls feel safe and empowered in America. The solution is not, as Mr. Cox seems to ask of Ms. Angyal, to bear sexual harassment with a smile, much like his wife who, faced with a “shower of wolf whistles,” reportedly “waved, and called, ‘Thank you!’ ”