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Standing up for Stansberry 

Editor:

Gratitude and respect to Linda Stansberry for writing about the exploitation and rape of some women in the local grow culture ("Women in Weed," Jan. 8). I had no clue that this was going on.

Linda followed up her first op-ed with a second one describing the angry and abusive reaction she received from some readers ("Are You OK?" Jan. 29). Apparently a local comedian's Facebook page was so loaded with personal attacks against Linda that her friends reached out to ask if she was OK.

So it looks like Linda touched a sore spot, opened a wound to the air and light.

Linda promises to keep covering the painful realities of the local MJ industry, as well as being a one-on-one ally to friends and acquaintances in that trade who are in danger. Go Linda. I hope that people in the marijuana industry will show a fraction of her courage and commit to better protecting and respecting their female employees and co-workers.

Jim Hight, Eureka

Editor:

Powerful. What you have written could not have been better said. As the son of a mother, sibling of a sister, husband of a wife, father of daughters and friend of countless women, I salute you. Keep at it, Linda, and perhaps, together, we can change what needs to be changed.

Tim Cochrane, Ettersburg

Editor:

Thank you for printing Linda Stansberry's wise words. She gives me hope for humanity. I was referring, by the way, to "Are you OK?" and not fritters. I haven't yet read about fritters, maybe that's wise too.

Mitch Trachtenberg, Trinidad

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