The opinion-page column "Options in the Face of Abuse," Oct. 21, is the best I've seen on the dilemma facing sexual-abuse victims. It offers a realistic glimmer of hope to the women of all races who saw in the Thomas-Hill confrontation only second-class citizenship for our gender.Nancy Leussler, Glendale, Wis. Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.