Letters To the Editor: International boycotts

 If we’re going to boycott another nation’s products for human rights abuses, how about Saudi Arabia? They aren’t exactly friends to LGBT people and are god awful to women, and they oppress the Shia minority within their own country. Let’s demand that our gas stations only stock locally made products.

And what about China and the way they’ve treated Tibetans and the Uighur people? Next time you go shopping, check the label and make sure the gizmo wasn’t produced in China.

— Martha Shelley

I was dismayed to see PGN Publisher Mark Segal’s recent opinion. The casual verbal cruelty and opacity of the interrogative title “Some Palestinians: Don’t forget to kill the homosexuals?” should have been questioned prior to publication.

Opportunity for genuine reporting on LGBTQ Palestinians as they seek their rights is available: www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/lbgtq-community-was-pas-scapegoat-week-whos-next.

I hope that in subsequent reporting your readers can gain appreciation of the struggles of LGBTQ Palestinians, a more useful course than criticizing the government they live under.

— Marta Guttenberg