Letters to the Editor: October 23, 2012
Re: Letter re: column
After reading Jon’s letter from last week’s issue, I found myself absolutely appalled. Never in my life have I seen such a collection of sexist generalizations in any legitimate publication. As another male member of the human race, I would like to say that he does not speak for the entirety of the male populace, regardless of sexuality. His first four points, which can be summed up as “all women are douchebag-loving attention whores,” probably come only from his failures to attract women, which he seems to blame on women’s preferences rather than looking at his own attitude and mentality. He goes on to tell Ms. Harrison, whom he was addressing in his letter, to spend more time at any bar. Perhaps Jon should take his own advice and spend time in a different realm of socialization – one that isn’t found in a bar.
In addition, Jon’s seventh point is just as bad as the first four, as he paints a false picture of men everywhere. He states that all men, upon seeing a member of their preferred sex, instantly think “I would/would not have sex with him/her.” That is not how all men think. Rather, that is the kind of thing a douchebag or predator thinks. Speak for yourself, Jon. Just because you may think that way does not mean that every man on the face of the Earth thinks like you.
Lastly, I hope you realize how hypocritical your letter is. You talk about how judging someone by a few paragraphs that they wrote in a college newspaper “precludes any form of respect.” From your first point, I didn’t respect you. Yes, I am judging you based on a few paragraphs that you wrote. When it comes right down to it, people judge what kind of person you are based on outward appearance and your attitude. Perhaps you should re-evaluate yours.