Letter to the Editor: Teacher’s attire was not grounds for criticism

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The Northwest Current's June 28, 2017, front page included a photo of a ukulele lesson that Middle C Music presented at the Tenley-Friendship Library.

I’d like to respond to Mary Bienvenue’s July 12 letter to the editor, “Recent front-page photo was inappropriate.”

When I looked back to the June 28 issue, I was initially perplexed as to what the problem was; our opinions of “scantily clad” are apparently remarkably different. As a fellow woman, I am disappointed that the letter writer focused on the instructor’s choice of shirt on a hot June day in D.C., and even more disappointed that the writer shamed her in the local newspaper.

She could have utilized the space instead to commend two members of our community for sharing their musical talent and teaching skills to children.

Rachel Walega, Cleveland Park