Volume 91, Issue 54

Wednesday, December 3, 1997

Jack Frosh


Enough is enough, already!

Re: Influx of opinions on homosexuality

To the Editor:

The great thing about this university is that there are so many things to do. You can join a club, join a team, be a part of the USC, CHRW, The Gazette, TV Western. If that's not your thing, you can study, do essays, projects, reports, readings or anything else for that matter. What I am wondering is, if there is so much on campus to do, why is it there are so many people with nothing better to do than write letters to The Gazette about what they are offended by.

What I want to focus on is the countless, endless and pointless letters I read every day concerning homosexual issues. Earlier in the year, a professor wrote his version of "A Modest Proposal." It was interesting. It was thought provoking, but it was SATIRE!!! All of a sudden, everyone and their mother was writing in complaining about it and then people started to complain about the complaints and then complaints about that. We had people offended by uwOUT posters, people offended by people who were offended by the uwOUT posters. We had those who told those who were offended to "chill out" and those who were offended that someone told them to "chill out." The Gazette even ran an entire Focus section dedicated to gay life and I thought to myself, "well, this should finally lay this issue to rest." Alas, this was not the case, because the letters kept on coming. More offended people. More people who just had to beat this dead horse a bit more.

I only have one thing to say to all those people who have written in on this issue and all those people who are formulating their opinions and writing their letters: STOP! PLEASE STOP! Find a hobby. Do some homework. Do anything but send in another article. I'm pretty sure that this topic of discussion has been harped on enough. There are so many other issues to discuss. Let's discuss them. If you can't find anything else to write about, then don't write anything. Go do something else. You have so many options to choose from.

Dan Yurman
Arts II

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