Male privilege still a problem

years after Anita Hill hearings

 We have not learned anything in the past 27 years since Anita Hill testified against Clarence Thomas during his hearings for the United States Supreme Court except that things have not changed. Women are still treated as second-class citizens and men, whether black or white, continue to have control, whether that be personal matters or public policy. Think about how that has affected you as a man or woman.

 Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court only proves that "the good ole boys" club still exists and that their mantra in the #metoo era has become "boys will be boys."

 I don't understand the world they live in because the males in my life are trustworthy, truthful and respectful.

 So why did we compromise on those attributes and rush to select without proper vetting a candidate who obviously is lacking. What an affront to all those women who had a story to tell, what an affront to all those candidates whose hard work throughout the years has essentially been turned into a joke. Vote — it's time for change. It's time to correct the past.

 Teresa Chavez, Pueblo

 

Trump's support from evangelicals

is puzzling, given his past

 When I was young, I had to decide among the various denominations as to which fit my religious needs. I decided against the evangelical denomination as I felt it was just too strict and unforgiving. Now that has changed.

 I recently read where an evangelical minister said that President Donald Trump was leading a life of grace. If this is true, that means that now evangelicals believe that multiple divorces, multiple adulterous acts and grabbing females you don't know by their private parts are acceptable.

 Since the Bible has been used to justify slavery and wars, I am sure that evangelicals can find something in the Bible to justify the first two items. The third is going to be a lot harder. I ask that the evangelicals in Pueblo advertise their sermons when they use passages in the Bible to justify their stance on these three issues. It may bring them some new young members.

 Richard Barr, Pueblo

 

Trump's autocratic traits

are troubling

 To think Donald Trump ever was elected president (Russian mobster plant?) and could be re-elected makes me sad about the level of American education and, more importantly, the sophistication of us parents and our children.

 Years of struggle against autocratic leaders like Trump should have shown us there is no substitute for experience. The arc of life is turned against leaders like Trump and always will be. Leaders like Trump are cheap imitations of real leaders.

 David Mynatt, Pueblo

 

Don't blame Republicans

for lousy Colorado drivers

 A Nov. 11 "Tell it to the Chieftain" letter blamed Republicans for drivers education cuts. I guess if every time you write to The Pueblo Chieftain, you blame the Republicans for something else, you eventually will get everyone riled up or look like an idiot for doing no research on the subject you are writing about.

 Drivers ed has been cut in every state, but that is due mostly to liability for the on-road portion of the training and fewer requests for the training as an elective in schools — not the evil Republicans trying to make our streets more dangerous.

 If you get your license before age 17 in Colorado, you must take some type of private lessons, plus spend many hours of driving with a parent or guardian.

 The horrible drivers in Pueblo and elsewhere are not the result of lack of formal training; it is a response to poor parenting or lack of parental supervision in early drivers. You could make some drivers take 10 years of driver training and they still would be the same schmucks who runs yellow lights, cut people off, fail to use their turn signals and don't have insurance. Hard to blame the Republicans for rude people on the road, but nice try.

 John Russell, Beulah