Letters to the Editor

'Tipsy' column was harmful to Gazette readers

Regarding Adam Sullivan’s March 23 column, “At least we can still get tipsy in Iowa,” I can’t believe The Gazette would publish Sullivan’s article that encourages people to use alcohol as a coping mechanism, especially at this time when we need to maintain healthy diet and good hygiene practices.

What is Sullivan and Gazette editor thinking? For anyone to be encouraged to consume alcohol as a coping mechanism is cruel, ludicrous, and immoral.

What kind of message is “tipsy” sending to teens and those who are struggling with any addictions?

If drinking is a good coping mechanism, Adam Sullivan, do you also recommend consuming drugs, engaging in vengeful behavior and dominating others with violent sex? By suggesting that inebriating ones ego out of self pity, you are advocating that one does violence to one’s own body.

If Sullivan and The Gazette editors really care about the wellness of others, they would seek to inform people that a great way to cope under stress is to do something positive for someone else.

Annamarie Marcalus OSF

Iowa City

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