Yesterday, Dear Abby, whom Francesca adores, fielded the following question from one of her readers:
: My daughter’s 15-year-old friend “Willa” no longer comes over to our house. When I asked my daughter why, she said my husband told Willa she was getting fat. Willa told her mother, and her mother told her not to visit us anymore.
I confronted my husband and told him his comment was rude and that he should never have said it. My husband says I’m wrong, making a huge deal out of nothing and he did not mean anything by it. As a mother, I would not appreciate a grown man making comments about my daughter’s body.
Am I wrong to think my husband’s remark is a form of sexual harassment, even though it was not in the workplace? — UPSET MOM IN BELLFLOWER
Before you check out Abby’s answer, let us know how you would have responded.
And let us know what you think of Abby’s answer. (And then later Francesca will chime in, too.)