Feminism all about equality
Re: “A double standard,” Mar.
To the Editor:
I found the example that accompanied the question: “Isn’t
equal rights and the abuse of power what political correctness
and feminism are supposed to be fighting instead of aiding
to institute?” to be quite insulting.
Feminism is not about women snickering while taking sports
teams, Boy Scouts and health clubs away from men. Before we
make ignorant accusations, take a look at the greater picture.
Women are striving to find their place beside men; men are
not struggling to find their place beside women.
Because of how male/female gender norms have been established
in our society, it is uncommon for a male to challenge an all-female
association. By all means, if a girl wants to join Boy Scouts,
a boy should be allowed to join Girl Guides, but when does
this ever happen? It is occasionally acceptable for a female
to exert “male” characteristics but when reversed,
Instead of asking why women have female-only associations
and men have to put up with sharing their soccer teams, a better
question to ask is why are women seen as being the inferior
sex? Equality is the equal appreciation of any and all genders
without any animosity. Why is it that we need to have same-sex
associations at all? I’ll leave that one for someone
Western needs balls
To the Editor:
One day I was thinking of things Western could do to make things
more fun. They should invest some of our tuition money into
It’s not what you’re thinking. Remember those
rooms with thousands of little plastic hand-size balls that
you jump around in? That would be fun! And if you wanted to,
you could study while sitting in that room, just as long as
the guy next to you wasn’t having too much fun in there.