I hope everyone who has a daughter, is a daughter, is married to a daughter or who knows a daughter will take a few moments and just reflect on how deeply ingrained into our culture is the freedom to slur. I hope that rather than entering the fray on behalf of either Don Imus or the Rutgers Women’s Basketball Team you will simply take a moment and respect the daughters — those you know, and those you don’t.

Whatever your politics are there is always space to respect a daughter — either our own or someone else’s.