LETTER- Nudity no platform for our opinions

The box of naked girls brings up issues. [September 15 news: "Career launcher: UVA's Playboy models find big success"]

I feel strongly that it's demeaning to young women, but of all the 20something women I've talked to, every one of them, feel it's empowering. Okay, deadlock.

Here's the key: I asked myself earlier what do the girls in the photo feel? That's the only way to turn these people into human beings, and we owe them that. None of us, myself included, should be speaking for these girls.

We should either shut up about it, or take the time to stop treating them as platforms for our own issues long enough to ask the girls themselves how they feel about it.

Carmelita Estrellita