Volume 91, Issue 44

Friday, November 14, 1997

calling wood


No bad boy

Re: Drawing the line on sexual assault, Oct. 29

To the Editor:
I'd like to file a complaint. The women's washroom door at The Spoke reads "It's no good knocking, you can't come in." The sign depicts a scantily clad woman bending over, with a man reaching for her posterior. This kind of blatant pornography must not be allowed in a place of higher learning.

Can't we see what we're becoming?

Men, especially, must now watch everything we say or do, because, if we are not careful, it might be construed as sexual assault or harassment. Why, just today I learned that whistling at someone is sexual violence. My God, I should be behind bars for my anti-social and violent behavior!

Give me a break!

Please don't misunderstand me. Sexual assault is a heinous crime; I am 100 per cent behind the movement to stop crime against women. However, it seems to me that a few bad apples have made us all afraid to blink, for fear that it may be construed as an unwanted wink.

Closely associated with this problem is the extreme over-sensitization of all the "women's rights" groups on campus. Please note the incredible "to-do" over the Diesel jeans ad in our Westernizer. Once again, and I believe I speak for 90 per cent of our campus when I say: give me a break!

It seems to me there are some groups on campus that have nothing better to do than look for things to complain about.

In closing, please remember this: contrary to popular belief, men are not all bad!

Tom Seton

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