LETTER: Set List is Tone Deaf 

I can honestly say that "getting laid" is not the "allure of music" for me. The allure of live music for me is to support musical talent. A recent blurb about the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project Benefit Concert was, in my opinion, written in a very insensitive and demeaning tone: "When you get lucky at a concert, you want to be able to legally circumvent the unintended consequences that can come from a night of coitus. Protecting woman's right to choose what goes in or out of her body is contingent on keeping the sexual allure of music alive."

Please know that choosing to get an abortion is not just something you do after "getting lucky" at a concert. This is a very emotional decision for a woman. I honestly don't think such thoughts even enter the mind of a woman as she gets the results of a pregnancy test. This decision causes a woman to question her life's direction. This decision is so emotional, that the organization that sponsored this benefit concert has a hotline number available for women experiencing the emotional and physical aftermath of an abortion. As a woman, daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, I was totally stunned by the coldly abrupt manner in which your columnist extended a concert invitation. I can only hope that this writer "takes the rights of women seriously," by first acknowledging that women are emotional beings.

Deborah Greenberg




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