Volume 96, Issue 57
Friday, January 10, 2003

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WIN taking feminism too far

To the Editor:

I am writing to publicly object to the content and tone of the recent Women's Issues Network November-December newspaper publication. Dominated by a small group of self-congratulatory student "activists," the paper simply furthered tired and invalid feminist tirades.

The third page states women not defining themselves as "feminist" are ignorant of the term. The reality is that most self-described feminists are ignorant of any context outside of an individualist, middle-class, oddly embittered, secular view, with a few vogue multicultural causes thrown in. We've heard the feminist spiel since grade school, and witness the products to be flighty, self-absorbed, intensely vulnerable women who have been falsely "empowered" by feminist witchcraft.

The fact is that many intelligent women find much true strength in the God they "save babies for" (see front page), or – shock – male relatives, or around kitchen tables, than in a mish-mash of griping and moaning. Feminism has become the arrogant establishment and their voice is one of crude sexuality and male-bashing – the new misogyny.

It is up to women who know better to become the new, true rebels, blending thoughtful tradition with articulate modernity and realism – what the original, authentic woman's movement wanted.

There is a huge gap between seeking protection from domestic violence and discussing your "p–-y" in print (third page).

Emily Norman
M.L.I.S. Student

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