To the Editor:

Phallus worship ended in the West when Christianity replaced paganism. We only see hints of its return today because God is dead. So if Claire Gordon ’10 dislikes it (“Myth-making men reify the almighty phallus” 3/25), she ought not be so hard on the patriarchy that actively prevented it for more than fifteen centuries.

Peter Johnston

March 25

The writer is a junior in Saybrook College. He is a staff columnist for the News.