This letter is in response to Rachel Gammell’s July 4 column.
I agree that the way she was treated was appalling. There is no justification for the behavior of those men that worked with her.
I am taking issue with her making reference to the alleged age of these men — 55 years or older, and how she “had to make excuses for them” — as if all men over 55 are stupid and insensitive to women. Even her grandfathers did not escape unscathed — both being referred to as “quirky.”
Imagine the outrage if anybody had a complaint against a particular behavior or group and in making that complaint made reference to that group’s gender, skin color, or sexual orientation. The ensuing storm would blot out the sun.
Yet men above a certain age are fair game for any kind of defamation. Ms. Gammell could have made her point without including bigoted comments about age.