Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Letters

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Letters

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Suggestive imagery in TV and advertising

Your writer came up with "Just Shoot Me" as an example of a "good sitcom" in "What makes a good sitcom? Strong writing " (Nov. 27). After several paragraphs of gushing prose, we are informed, "Not that "Just Shoot Me" isn't plenty outrageous enough - it's rife with libidinal humor, like most sitcoms. But imbedded in the writing is usually something intelligent. For one thing, Levitan and his writers occasionally create hilarious homages to literary and cinematic heroes ..." Ah, redeeming social values.

My thesaurus shows the following synonyms for "libidinous" - lustful, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, etc. Is it the purpose of The Christian Science Monitor to tout such material, shower praise, invite patronage? David W Holmes Alexandria, Va. Catalog porn and violence Regarding "Catalog porn" (Dec. 2), I would like to toss my opinion in the pile in regard to the Abercrombie & Fitch catalogues being so "suggestive." I hear all the time that America is going through some sort of moral disintegration, and it really makes me laugh. It is my opinion that if America would be a little less restrictive on body image, nudity and sexual themes, and more restrictive on the violence that we see on TV and the biggest culprit, the news, then we might see a change in some attitudes of people. Major nations are more restrictive than the US in the violence department. It seems to me that if we filter out some of the violence that we see on TV, and relax our posture on nudity, we would start to move our society to be more comfortable with the human body, and be less likely to tear it to pieces. Paul Rusek Atlanta Teaching teachers Thank you for your editorial "Choice and the Schools" (Dec. 1). Lights went on and bells sounded. Wisconsin is in the process of revising the regulations governing teacher licensure, ostensibly as a strategy for improving the quality of public schools. As a faculty member in a public institution that prepares teachers, I have been puzzling my way through apparent paradoxes as I look at language that sets admirable guiding principles but removes credit stipulations, advocates two stage licensure, but removes it from the library media specialty area where it has been working well for 10 years. …

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