Editor, Central Connecticut State University Recorder
Dear Mr. Rowen,
I'm quite a bit older than you, but I have to agree with you that the problems you're having at your newspaper stem from a generational difference in what is considered to be humorous. Baby Boomers, Tweeners, and Gen. Xers just don't get your jokes. As hard as it is to believe, most of them don't think that a cartoon about a guy peeing on a captive Latina teen is funny, nor do they see the humor in an editorial about the joy of rape. Instead, they immediately leap to the outlandish conclusion that you, your cartoonist, and editorial page editor hate women.
I'm hoping we can change their perceptions about you. I want to help. I took a stab at re-editing the offending cartoon. I think my version does a much better job of communicating your original intent.
Gen. JC Christian, patriot