I'm extremely shocked and upset to see you published the letter "Clothes Send a Message" (Letters to the Editor, The Record, July 29.)
The notion that the sexual assualt of women is in any way their responsibility because of the way they dress is sexist and offensive.
Women do not ask to be sexually assualted in how they dress, nor do they bear any responsibility for their rape or assualt because they "left nothing to the imagination" of their rapist.
As a member of the B.C. Press Council, you committed to a code of practice which includes not publishing news stories or opinion columns which "encourage discrimination on the grounds of . gender."
Your decision to publish this does nothing but enable discrimination and violence against women and promotes sexism in our community.
Truly disappointing and shameful.
Jonathan Graves, by e-mail