Williamstown firefighters must learn to have respect for women

I agree with your comments on the behavior of some members of the Williamstown Fire Co. They behaved like college students at a fraternity party. They need to learn to have respect for women. We do not want men to tell us to bare our breasts for their gawking pleasure.

I applaud the service of the volunteer firefighters. I do not advocate vindictive treatment for them. I want them to be taught how to behave with dignity. Perhaps their punishment should be mandatory classes teaching sensitivity to the feelings of others. Have the entire company attend. This will then include those who could have intervened, but didn't.

Unfortunately, this incident is just one symptom of a long-standing societal problem — lack of fair and equal treatment for anyone who is not a heterosexual white male.

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