Parents, prospective students, and feminists, beware: misogyny and ignorance are alive and well here. Sitting down for the last time to write my closing thoughts for this paper, and reflecting on the responses I’ve accumulated this year, I am struck by the realization that any other conclusion would be dishonest.
In truly democratic nations, Election Day can legitimately be described as one of the most important days of the year. On a regular schedule, a nation’s citizens convene to set the course of the nation for the next couple of years. In the best case scenario, when we vote for executives, we vote not only for individuals, but for the policies and proposals they represent.
Last October, the New York Times Magazine ran a piece entitled “The Opt-Out Revolution,” proclaiming, “Why don’t women run the world? Maybe it’s because they don’t want to.” Last week, Time magazine issued a similar claim, offering, “You can have it all, just not at the same time.
It’s amazing what happens when you go home for Spring Break. In the week we were gone, Martha Stewart was convicted of Investing While Female; California turned its back on arguably the most exciting and burgeoning civil disobedience movement in some time; Spain got some sense, turned its back on the United States’ invasion of Iraq, and went Socialist; and a man in Fresno found a particularly horrifying way to get mass murder, incest, race, and religious fundamentalism into a single news story.
On February 25, Robert McManmon castigated Ralph Nader for throwing his hat into the ring for the 2004 election in an act of “self-promoting hypocrisy.” According to McManmon, the so-called “Green Party spoiler of the 2000 presidential election” has nothing left to spoil “except his reputation.
You should not be satisfied. As you may have read in Chancellor Wrighton’s recent campus-wide e-mail, the administration has ordered the formation of a task force charged with reviewing the University’s outsourcing policies.While we, the Student Worker Alliance (SWA), are encouraged by this action, we ultimately find it insufficient and must consider it as only a preliminary step.
And now some thoughts from the lighter side: Sex and the City is over. No more cosmo nights in front on the TV with the girls. No more need to catch up with eight straight hours of the DVD. No more penalty of death for calling between 8:00 and 8:30. Does anyone else feel like they just lost four friends?
In Massachusetts last Nov., the Supreme Judicial Court found it unconstitutional to bar same-sex couples from marriage. In San Francisco last week, city authorities performed same-sex weddings and issued more than 25 marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
Dear Editor: We write in response to recent dialogue in Student Life and throughout the University community about sexual assault. In 1990, the University started a Task Force charged with addressing the serous issue of sexual assault and rape on our campus.
Roman Goldstein (“Realities of a Violent Society,” Feb. 9, 2004) is absolutely right. Violence against men is a serious problem. So is robbery against men, so we ought to start an R-Day. Or an M-Day, in protest of the heinous crime of murder against men.