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Catholic womenpriests
I picked up your August issue, noticed the headlines about women priests here to stay. [MWP, Feature story, Aug. 2012] I fully expected to read about my Episcopal sister priests. I was into the article before I became certain you were writing about Roman Catholic women priests. I think your headlines should have said Roman Catholic priests. I have been an Episcopal priest for 34 years and am definitely here to stay. I am also glad to be part of a church that honors my ministry.
Catherine McDonald, Eden Prairie

Excellent article on women priests in Minnesota. I am Catholic and I support them. I think the Catholic Church needs to change with the times and get into the 21st century.
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Is it bullying or sexual harassment?
This is an essential and badly needed differentiation. [LeaderVoice, Susan Strauss, Aug. 2012] And yes, we are talking about sexual harassment of both females and males. Using the term "perpetrator" gives this issue the gravity it deserves: This is not just bad behavior, it is a crime. Thank you, Susan, for the clarity.
Kathleen Crow, Minneapolis



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Title IX
I just read your June 2012 issue about Title IX and women's sports. I coached university women's track and field in Portland, Ore., from 1974 through 1979, when the program was eliminated by the University.

I think your feature article by Nicole LaVoi misses an important factor in the loss of opportunity for women in coaching and administrative positions. At the collegiate level women's sports were taken over by the NCAA, which led to the destruction of the former governing body, the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. The NCAA wanted nothing to do with women's athletics in the 1970s and actively worked to suppress them until it became apparent in the early 1980s that profits could be made from women's sports. Then the NCAA stepped in and took over.

Those of us who, at the time, were opposed to NCAA governing women's sports believed that the NCAA was an "old boys club" that would impede the development of women in the sport. Our predictions have come true at the level of coaching and administration.
Richard Raymond, Corvallis, Ore.

Correction
The photograph of "Parade," artwork by Pam Bidelman, was incorrectly identified in the Aug. 2012 magazine. The photograph was taken by Wayne Schmidt. Our apologies for this error.


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