Readers in Council,
The Japan Times,
5-4, Shibaura 4-chome,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0023
In my April 26, 2012 letter “Columnist was misunderstood” I criticized Sarah Mulvey’s opinion (“Disheartening stereotyped role,” April 22, 2012) of Tom Dillon and his April 7, 2012 When East Marries West column, “Texting in the proper context.”
Then Nick Wood (“Poor joke about ‘liberators’,” May 3, 2012) expressed admiration of The Japan Times for printing Mulvey’s forthright views” and questioned the reaction (from males, like me) that arose from her letter. I can’t speak for other readers, like Donald Feeney (“Dogma gets in the way of joke,” April 29, 2012), but my reaction to Mulvey’s letter is that I think her interpretation of Dillon and his column clearly is just plain wrong and incongruent with reality. She wrote well, but she concluded wrongly, which might also be called “a sad indictment of 21st-century awareness.