Response to ‘Cheating outside the classroom’

Harrison Wojcik

As someone who supposedly champions womenâÄôs empowerment and equality, the columnist who wrote âÄúCheating outside the classroomâÄù should be ashamed of herself. Her most recent piece detailed the horrors of the male sex drive, topped off with a prototypical example of a male cheater in Tiger Woods. While the examples in the authorâÄôs arguments may be sound, they are far from comprehensive. As a self-proclaimed feminist, I was embittered to see her fail to uphold one of the most important aspects of feminism: equality. In her quarter-page column on cheating, there was not even a single mention of a woman cheating on a man. This type of bias can only drive the sexes further apart. Instead of thinly veiled attacks on men as a whole, the columnist ought to have singled out cheaters as a group that encompasses both sexes. It is even more disappointing that she cannot find the space to mention female cheating in her column when she devotes four full paragraphs to the opinions of two arbitrary males. I read her column to listen to her opinion, not theirs. Not only is the theme of her content inappropriate, it is unacceptable to write an offensive tagline and then insert the word âÄúsometimesâÄù to make it politically correct. It is also in poor taste to write a biased article and then conclude with a two sentence blurb that attempts to rectify earlier scorn. As of now, the author exemplifies the angry feminist stereotype that many are so annoyed by. I am frustrated by her attitude because it is precisely the same mindset that sexist men have for women: one of disdain, distrust and disrespect. Unless the author can examine both sexesâÄô mistakes in an unbiased manner, she will actively be working against feminist ideals instead of for them. Harrison Wojcik University undergraduate student