Dear Abby: A kilt-wearing Scot subject to repeated assaults on his limbs
ABBY: I recently married a proud Scot who often wears kilts. Women, on the other hand, do not think of coming over and lifting his kilt, which exposes him to anyone with a visual advantage. These women scream with glee and then become physically aggressive with their hands. Frankly, I am shocked and horrified that anyone would do this.
The last time it happened, a woman ripped his kilt off and the police responded. My husband was initially charged with indecent exposure by the police. After several hours, it became apparent that it was the woman who assaulted my husband. The police then sort of laughed it off. They didnt intend on going any further. We were furious.
Why is there a double standard that women feel they may open kilt if he comes up and call it fun, yet the same women would scream sexual assault based on tenors imposed on men whose kilets they would lift their skirts? Women must be aware that lifting a mans kilt is sexual assault and should be treated as such. Every time a woman does it, we immediately call the police and report the crime. The perpetrators are then shocked and angry that they are being held for a sex crime for something they thought was harmless fun and games. Your article attracts a wide audience. -- DOUBLE STANDARD -- With your help, we may help women understand that doing this is unacceptable.
It is not more acceptable to lift a mans kilt in the name of fun than it is to pull his trousers down. I hope that anyone reading this, who didnt have the common sense to know better, will take note and respect the personal space of Scotsmen and ALL individuals. (Its a lot easier to locate oned name on sex offender registry than to find one.)
FRANCESPONSIBILITY: My parents have been very successful in their finances. Mom passed away 20 years ago. My brother has always been unstable. Hes a violent, abusive drug addict and smuggling frightening tales. Dad was extremely ill during his last few years, and he suffered from severe injuries. My brother abused him, stole his medicine, refused to support him and told Dad to leave his house. He did. Dad wrote my brother out of his will and left everything to me. My brother carries a weapon, and for the sake of my family, I have cut contact. Distant family think I havent been fair by separating myself from him and not splitting the inheritance. -- HEIRESS IN MISSOURI -- Am I right? -- Is this the case in your country?
You are not wrong; you are intelligent and prudent. Your sibling has repeatedly shown that he is nothing but trouble and that nothing will change. You stated that the family members who are urging you to get closer to an armed felon are distant. If you are as smart as I believe you're, you will ignore their poor advice and cease contact with them.
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