Sour note to progressive's race: I'm not sure how dragging someone's name [candidate Julian Davis] through the mud is helping women's issues [“Not Always Admirable,” Joe Eskenazi, News, 10/17]. If anything it shows how petty and horrible people can be. If women's issues include any woman at any time being able to punish men for gender inequality by ruining their careers years down the line over nothing more than this, then count me out. I'm going to hire men and consider working closer with men in order not to harm my career or jeopardize my business, because I in fact do enjoy speaking my mind and do not want to offend anyone's delicate sensibilities. Maybe I'm just a dumb caveman? I can say that if I have gotten anywhere in the world it is because I have the support of strong women. Too bad there aren't more of them. This is a case of everyone's a victim. But that's living in S.F. anyway, right?
Blog Comments of the Week
Voter believes politician's past is very relevant: As a woman of color, I was disheartened to learn that John Avalos and David Campos endorsed Julian Davis even after knowing about his questionable character [“John Avalos and David Campos Withdraw Endorsements of Julian Davis,” Joe Eskenazi, the Snitch, 10/15]. It makes me question the Progressives and what they really stand for when they endorse a candidate who has this kind of history. Glad Avalos and Campos pulled their endorsement — but is it a little too late?
Press charges instead of putting it in the press: Funny how this comes out six years later. If this allegation were true, Kay Vasilyeva would have gone to the police, not the press. This is a political move by a known political operative to up her name recognition. Sad that Campos and Avalos, dealing with the fallout of their Ross Mirkarimi vote, felt they had to drop a well-qualified candidate based on he-said, she-said allegations three weeks before the election.
Reader says it took courage to speak out: I'm glad she spoke out. I hate that people have decided to accept this kind of behavior by public officials, who should be held to a higher standard not only in how they treat women, but how they treat everyone. A politician shouldn't be the sort of person who gropes people and then tries to sue them into silence (when they have the guts to go on the record in their own name, no less), and expects voters to just let him walk into a city supervisor position.
Being nude is about body acceptance, not exhibitionism: I wrote to let SF Weekly know that it is inaccurate to portray nudists as exhibitionists [Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, October 2012]. Nudism is a worldwide movement that believes in body acceptance through body freedom. Body acceptance is the idea that bodies are natural and wholesome, and the way to achieve these attitudes is through body freedom. All bodies are good, young, old, skinny, and fat. It is not about sex, and it most definitely is not about exhibitionism.