Volume 92, Issue 29

Tuesday, October 27, 1998

purple haze


Spell feminism

Re: The politics of lesbian feminism, Oct. 23

To the Editor:

Once again The Gazette's staff have revealed themselves to be severely editorially challenged.

Their most recent errors occurred in the Oct. 23 "Campus Comment," where the words "women" and "woman" were misspelled as "wimmin" and "womon" respectively. This typographical deviation was so pronounced that the only reason I knew what it was supposed to read, was from the context in which I found them.

In addition, that these errors occur in this particular context, is sadly ironic. The author of the "Campus Comment," former uwOUT! VP Alexa Duggan, was trying her best to articulate feministic concern for the silence and oppression of WOMEN (please spell this write). This is both sad and ironic because not only are women silenced, but the words that we use to describe them are silenced as well. These Gazettian errors could not have occurred in a worse place.

It is almost unbelievable that the best student newspaper in the country does not yet have a spell check on their word processor. I suggest that the USC take the monies (not to be confused with "manies") that would have been donated to uwOUT! for being an official student club and buy The Gazette a decent spell check.

Dave Theobald

Biology III

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