LETTER: Reader did not appreciate sex toy theft article

Dear editor,

I am not a prude but I do object to the lengthy article RCMP nails Courtenay sex toy thief on Page 2 of the Jan. 23 issue of the Comox Valley Record. And that the paper drew attention to the article with a short ‘teaser’ on the front page, just makes me shake my head! Wasn’t there other ‘real news’ more important than this particular theft? I don’t object to this kind of establishment but I must say, you provided great advertising, including the address for the store.

But my real gripe is this: Years ago, elementary school students were given a homework assignment to read the paper and then report on an interesting or important article. I’m not sure if kids today still look at the paper or not but, if they do, how do you respond to a child’s question “Mom or Dad, what’s a dildo? The paper says it’s a toy.” Or they’ll just go to Mr. Google to find out for themselves. What else would Mr. Google teach them? Do you understand my concern?

Now I ask: did you really have to print this article?

Glenda Bonney


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