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Harassment

* Sorry, but Christopher Calhoun is barking up the wrong tree (Commentary, March 22). He advocates adding gay and lesbian students to an ever-growing list of people who must be protected from harassment and assault. But the proper focus of the problem is “harassment and assault” and not the kind of person who is subject to it.

So long as we focus on the class of the victim and not the nature of the crime, we will have no justice. You can never make a long enough list of protected classes to cover all possible incidents.

Besides, if the measure of justice is not the nature of the crime but the status of the victim, then justice is no longer blind. And if she is no longer blind, how can she still be justice?

DAPHNE AURNESS

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