Volume 92, Issue 42

Wednesday, November 18, 1998



Who really cares

Re: Opinions section

To the Editor:

I would like to know why so many of the letters in your opinions section have to do with the issue of sexuality.

Honestly, who really cares? This seems like behaviour reminiscent of public school when we were taking sexual education. For most of us it has been at least 10 years since the health nurse came to have that little talk with the class. We learned then that some people have different sexual orientations and upon hearing that, most of the class snickered.

Honestly, I'm sure a lot of people still snicker, but can you blame them? I mean, good for you if you are homosexual. Way to go! That's your choice and others have to respect that. However, when people dwell on that fact and flaunt it, they will draw criticism and remarks. This applies to all walks of life and is not specific to sexual orientation. This reaction is not necessarily correct either, but it is a reality.

So, can we not get beyond this giant obstacle of sexuality and move on to deal with matters that may be appropriate to the majority of the student body. Even if the supposed homosexual community at Western is 10 per cent, then you at The Gazette are still catering to the minority of the student population.

Matt Pickard
Engineering I

To Contact The Opinions Department: gazette.opinions@julian.uwo.ca

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