I would just like to add a point to Elizabeth Heap’s fantastic speech on the problems with entitled men (The Press, October 2).

Elizabeth asked why ‘boys being boys’ should be considered justification. I would add, why should ‘girls being girls’ mean them being treated as a commodity?

For example, for a woman to spurn advances, a simple ‘no’ is rarely accepted.

However, explain to the man in question that you are in a relationship and that becomes an acceptable reason for him to back away.

It is as if the woman’s feelings aren’t important, but being another man’s ‘property’ means you are not to be touched.

Men must be taught to respect women as equals rather than women being taught to stay safe.

Ceri Lamb, Rawcliffe, York