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The right decision re swearing

Letter to the Editor
Re: "Swearing off the Review”
Issue #2-2010, p. 4

Of course the Review was not wrong to allow “the f word” to stand in the “No Means No” article in Issue #1-2010. The accuracy of the story added to its impact.

I can barely remember that the explicit word was there in that article, so I have none of the sensitivities of the Ed’98 grad who withdrew his/her subscription. The likelihood of my children stumbling across this word in your magazine is insignificant to the odds of their hearing it on cable TV, at a friend's house, at school, on YouTube... and so on and so on.

There is a lot more I should prepare them for, and arm them against, in today's world, than a four-letter word.

And as Frank Zappa so clearly stated in the Senate hearings about labeling music lyrics in the mid-‘80s: "They're only words." Namely, there are a lot more real actions, and videos, that a parent should be concerned about.

I've enjoyed the Review for more than 30 years and will continue to do so.

George Adomavicius, Sc’75
Cary, NC

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