Arland Meade’s letter blamed women’s apparel for when a “man’s gaze is too intense or his hands too curious” ["Less risque apparel reduces harassment risk," Jan. 4]. This letter ended: “Cut sexual harassment. Bring on the burka.”

As a man who has been happily married to the same woman for 48 years, I asked my wife to read this letter. Her response was the same as mine.

Mr. Meade's letter sounds like a man blaming a woman for being raped for what she wears. If she would only cover herself with a burka, she would not have to “complain that the attention is unwanted.” What happened to no means no? Is that clothing dependent?

Perhaps Mr. Meade also believes that men should not be topless or their legs uncovered at the beach so that they should not receive unwanted attention.

Wick Workman, Lakeland