Volume 91, Issue 10

Friday, September 12, 1997

frosh pit


Demeaned and angry

Re: Westernizer

To the Editor:

Our Westernizer has been sabotaged! As a unified student body, faculty and staff, we have made considerable efforts to achieve equality on our campus, free from discrimination, stereotyping, sexual harassment and violence.

Again, we are faced with an obstacle; in the form of the CASUALTEEZ advertisement on page nine of this year's Westernizer.

There is an undeniable message of inequality portrayed in the sexually provocative depiction of a woman represented in the form of a children's teacher. Underneath, the caption reads: "The Swedish School Reform."

It is my hope that I speak for every individual on our campus when I express my disgust at this piece of outright harassment integrated into the Westernizer.

Natalie Clarke
Biology III
International Peer Guide Coordinator for Safety of International Women at Western

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