Enforcement of civilized behavior is long overdue

All of us men who grew up in the ’50s and ’60s remember when boys were expected to boast among themselves about their — what is today called — “sexual indiscretion.” Misogyny was pervasive and few females dared to protest, even when physically abused.

But progress has been made since then and men must legally behave less like troglodytes. Now we must examine our own pasts for possible “indiscretions,” and some people dread that they may be held accountable by a public accusation. Some of us will get a free ride.

But we must all acknowledge and embrace modern society’s boundaries on civilized behavior, the enforcement of which was long overdue. Women will love us for it.

Jeff Bigler

Wailuku

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