Letter: Date rape: whose responsibility?

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Sir: I am relieved to see journalists such as Angela Lambert speaking out. As a 40-year-old woman who cut her independent teeth on the writings of Germaine Greer, I am appalled by the thinking of today's feminists.

Armed with the Pill, I welcomed taking responsibility for my sexuality: saying yes; no; or regretting the incident but getting over any unfortunate sexual encounter in the time that it took to get over the accompanying hangover. Now women are being encouraged to be fearful of any encounter that might threaten their personal space, to relinquish responsibility for their actions, and to once again lose control of their sexuality.

I hope more women like Angela Lambert speak out and encourage women not to be duped by feminists who would deny them responsibility for their sexuality.

Yours faithfully,

S. RECKERT

Great Shelford, Cambridge

23 August

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