To be scarred for life by a stupid comment by some buffoon who doesn't even know you, is absurd. I think these ladies will find it's better to wear slippers than to carpet the world.
During the entire four years of his Academy term Davis was shunned by his classmates, few of whom spoke to him outside the line of duty. He never had a roommate. He ate by himself. His classmates hoped that this would drive him out of the academy. The "silent treatment" had the opposite effect. It made Davis more determined to graduate.
UPDATE: Stan Simpson of The Hartford Courant has a good take on this sad affair.
Señora Duderino thinks that these women have every reason to feel upset over Imus' stupid remarks considering how prominent he is. I still think a better attitude would be "screw him, who the hell is he to me".