Impression | Readers critique The Write-up: Ladies are not a ‘novelty.’ This sort of language seems sexist.

Impression | Readers critique The Write-up: Ladies are not a ‘novelty.’ This sort of language seems sexist.

They are all gurus with many years of expertise and have earned and have earned the posts they have been specified, as do all the women so much appointed by President-elect Joe Biden. They are not novelties.

Peter D. Rosenstein, Washington

Great humor, poor humor

The headline offered to Otts Laupus’s Nov. 21 No cost for All letter, “And we walked 5 miles to school every working day. Barefoot. In the snow.,” was gratuitously awful. Laupus is a long time older than I am. His letter was composed in superior humor and was self-deprecating. Whether just one agrees with the feeling he expressed or not, why enable these types of a snarky heading? It was disrespectful in the extreme and mirrored the ageism of whoever wrote it and of the editor who authorized it.

Following looking at that morning’s news, my future undertaking transpired to be to produce meals to a nearby church that, just before the pandemic, was providing foods to 30 households. Now 200 households are coming to this church, so the church arrived at out to my and other area churches for aid. When I arrived, the volunteers there all looked to be Laupus’s age-mates. God bless them all. 

Probably going for walks five miles to school each and every day, barefoot and in the snow, gave them a resiliency that is however serving them very well as they provide, somewhat than denigrate, many others.

Denise M. Giacomozzi, Rockville

Say no to LSD

This component of the point out is never, by no means, under no circumstances referred to as Lessen Slower Delaware. The right expression is Slower Reduced Delaware. Huge variance.

Dodge the DMV

I was startled to examine that the Phillips Selection plans to mark its 100th anniversary partly with “a juried invitation demonstrate for artists in the DMV” [“At 100, the Phillips Collection is as relevant as ever,” Arts & Style, Nov. 29]. “Odd,” I imagined, “I in no way knew the Office of Motor Automobiles was an artists’ venue.”

Later on, I read Tim Carman’s “A journey this writer doesn’t want to share” [Style, Dec. 1], in which he wrote of “chasing all around the DMV for my meals.” This was having weirder and weirder. Suspecting that a little something should be amiss, I did a Google research of “DMV.” About halfway down a checklist of 20 or so spelled-out, mainly obscure conditions, I noticed “DC, Maryland, Virginia.”

This is not the first time I’ve been stopped brief by unfamiliar acronyms showing out of nowhere in The Article. Spelling out or defining these types of usages at 1st appearance would be significantly appreciated by your far more unhip readers. The entire world has developed perplexing more than enough without having The Write-up adding to the confusion.

Gary Norton, Charlottesville

The White and Gold

I browse with curiosity the Dec. 3 KidsPost report focusing on the difficulties faced by the Pittsburgh Steelers in discovering enough players to area a staff all through World War II, “Virus disrupts NFL these days, but war hobbled a lot more groups in 1940s.” The accompanying photograph, however, remaining me with a issue that was not tackled in the short article: Was the issue that no Black males wished to participate in professional football at that time, or were being the Black applicants only unable to “run all-around the field twice”? 

If I, a 65-calendar year-previous White girl, was bothered by this issue, I’m guessing it could also have transpired to Black little ones examining the post.

Stephanie Rubin, Silver Spring

The great sort of nativism

I was stunned to go through Adrian Higgins’s Dec. 3 Gardening column, “Conifers revive the sleeping garden, but bear in mind: Much less is more” [Local Living], about deodar cedar. That a person would advise planting an exotic tree in their residence backyard in this issue of time of ecological disaster is past belief. How does it relate to indigenous bugs, to indigenous birds, to the neighborhood ecosystem? Also Japanese crimson pine, Norway spruce, China fir, Himalayan pine, Japanese umbrella pine! Are there no indigenous trees value developing?

David H. Pardoe, Ellicott City

Hometown hero

He played substantial college football at Washington-Liberty in Arlington and graduated from that college, then identified as Washington-Lee, in the early 1960s. 


I continue on to be shocked that the two graphs exhibiting “New coronavirus instances and deaths in the U.S., by day” — which were a day-to-day entrance-website page characteristic again in April and May — have been relegated to the within webpages of the information area.

Coronavirus cases are now 5 to 6 occasions the day by day variety of instances again in April and May. Fatalities are considerably reduced, but not by much there were being 2,506 deaths on Dec. 1.

If these data never merit front-web site news, I’m frightened The Post and I ought to disagree about the definition of the phrase “newsworthy.”

The economic downturn we need to have

The Nov. 26 entrance-web site direct write-up may quite possibly have been the down below-the-fold “Biden phone calls for shared sacrifice to conquer virus,” which is surely the concept we will be dwelling by means of in the coming months, said by the chief who will be directing the endeavours.

I feel it’s time for us to get about our reflexive fascination with Trump and allow him to recede to his correct relevance.

Spencer Hines, Germantown

A a little bit lesser ‘landslide’

Quite a few latest article content and op-eds in The Article, like the Nov. 29 Point Checker column, “In just 10 minutes, Trump manages a dozen fairy tales about a stolen election,” said that in 2016, Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton 306 to 232 in the electoral college. That ought to have been the tally, but in accordance to the Federal Election Commission, the true Trump-Clinton rely was 304 to 227 mainly because of “faithless electors” on both sides.

Paul Strassman, Marriottsville

Give many thanks to a lot more than a number of

In his Nov. 26 op-ed, “Give many thanks to the Chosin Few,” George F. Will wrote about Marines at Chosin. He need to have penned about troops at Chosin because there was also an Military unit there less than the command of Lt. Col. Don Religion Jr. They have been on the east side of the reservoir (the Marines had been on the west) and are credited with trying to keep the Chinese forces at bay extensive ample to permit the Marines to safe a perimeter and eventually escape.

Activity Pressure Religion was sooner or later annihilated, and Faith been given a Medal of Honor posthumously. The Marines have earned their recognition for the fight they set up, and it is a pretty very well-acknowledged story. Unfortunately, the Army’s role is almost never talked about. I was aware of it since of a e-book I study and simply because my father was in an Military device on the other side of the mountains to the west, also included in battling to stay alive. I was born just a several months prior. My father knew about Faith’s sacrifice in section due to the fact he knew Faith’s father. Ironically, the elder Religion and my father served in China alongside one another right before the 2nd Entire world War. 

All those adult men who fought in the brutal chilly that wintertime are entitled to recognition.

Up coming time, we’ll be far more specific

What do The Post’s editors imagine “graphic” signifies? All imagery is graphic.

Jack G. Aubert, Falls Church

Up coming time, we’ll be much less explicit

Most weeks, I glimpse forward to finding the variations in 2nd Glance. The image illustrations or photos on their own are typically not the main aim as I look for for 12 refined or clear adjustments. Even so, in the Nov. 22 version, it was fairly bewildering to have to review a man’s non-public bathroom room. A quite shabby a single at that!

Surely The Publish could appear up with anything far more beautiful: I’d offer my bathroom location, but I respect my privacy too significantly.

At a time when we’re wanting for anything to alleviate our pandemic and post-election worry, this was not helpful. I now feel totally frustrated soon after observing that filthy sink and the outdated toothbrushes on that hideous shelving! The true question I have is who in Takoma Park wanted to submit such a photograph in the first spot? Is there some secret concept I ought to be discovering?

Caroline G. Nicholl, Alexandria

Check out out youth publications

As a middle college librarian who’s been reading a lot of almost everything considering the fact that March, I was energized to look at out the greatest textbooks of the year in the Nov. 22 Arts & Design and style segment to see which of my favorites had produced the lists. But I was extremely disappointed when I attained the webpage of children’s publications to see that, unlike each individual other part, the center-grade fiction, nonfiction and image books were being all bunched with each other — and have been the only guides without having accompanying covers. But at least they made the cut: No youthful adult books were included at all! There were being some great young grownup textbooks this calendar year, and it’s a shame that youth guides ended up shortchanged.

She couldn’t bear the invasion of privacy

I have often loved coverage of the lives of our National Zoo’s pandas. But when I go through the Dec. 5 Metro report “National Zoo’s panda cub normally takes very first wobbly methods,” I was dismayed that the reporter blamed Mei Xiang, mother of the zoo’s newest baby panda, for her delay in reporting her baby’s 1st techniques to the community. I imagine Mei Xiang showed admirable maternal instincts when she shielded her new child from the prying paparazzi. I am a mother and a nurse midwife. My vocation has been devoted to defending mothers and infants. I would have carried out the exact issue as Mei Xiang.

Mary Ellen Stanton, McLean

What to do with the money you’ve got squirreled absent

Are squirrels for sale in D.C.?

The caption for the Nov. 29 “Out My Window” was hilarious. “Washington is home to six species of squirrels, together with the Jap gray squirrel, which also comes in black.”

Elizabeth Parker Anderson, Arlington

Flaunting ‘recherché’

A frenemy colleague with an Ivy League diploma once ridiculed my misuse of “flaunt” (“to display screen ostentatiously”) in position of “flout” (“to handle with contemptuous disregard”), and I continue being notify to the mistake. So, it is with humility that I take note that The Publish fell into the trap in the Nov. 29 news short article “Tapping shift in populism, GOP labels Biden elitist”: “While flouting his prosperity, Trump . . . ”

It transpired to me momentarily that this might be a hugely recherché use to reflect President Trump’s patronizing his economically challenged supporters by calling them “the super-elite.” But that would be way too clever by 50 % for a straight-information outlet. Many thanks for brightening my early morning.

Janine D. Harris, Alexandria