Re: "Chris Arthur’s America’s Next Top Model letter," Mar. 23:


I read a review in your letters section where Chris Arthur wrote about America’s Next Top Model.


A few readers, including myself, were quite upset.


America’s Next Top Model is a show that empowers women and teaches them to embrace their beauty, regardless of race, creed, age and shape. There are many things on television and in the media that degrade women.


America’s Next Top Model does not glorify the real violence that women face all over the world. Instead, it brings it to the spotlight.

A show like America’s Next Top Model teaches women to love, respect and, most of all, accept themselves in a world, to this day, controlled by men.

It is a show based on women, run by women and watched by all.