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Letter: Scarywood Degrades Women

The letters section of the Coeur d'Alene Press has two sides to question re: whether Silverwood's Haunted House, Scarywood, went too far this year:

  • Yes It Did: Faith Normington wrote an interesting letter to the editor. Seems her son (16) and three friends went to Silverwood, this time of year called Scarywood Haunted Nights. Her son came home and told her about some of the R-rated and crude attractions. Of course I was curious so I called Silverwood and a young lady named Rhonda called me back and she said yes the R-rated language (F words) was on the train rides, but it was posted that it was. She also affirmed an obscene item in one water feature. It is very demeaning to women/Monica Dietrich, Hayden Lake. More here.
  • No It Didn't: The letter written by Faith Normington is utterly ridiculous and shows that some parents shelter their children too much. What will happen when they go out into the “real world” and are exposed to something they cannot handle without their Mommy to write letters to the editor? I have seen firsthand what happens: THEY GO OFF THE DEEP END! They need rules and guidance, yes, but at age 16, should they not be able to tell right from wrong and, if exposed to something that they do not morally agree with, should they not be able to just walk away?/Julia Potee, Hayden. More here.

Question: Anyone had the Scarywood experience and want to comment?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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