FLORYNCE KENNEDY AT HARVARD

The Mail

To the Editors of The Crimson:

The article in the Mar. 14th issue of the Crimson on Florynce Kennedy (spelled with a y) has a very restricted and slanted view of her talk and can only be called disrespectful. The article lived up to Ms. Kennedy's criticism of The Crimson as it was unimaginative, uninformative and downright bad reporting. The author stuck quotations from her speech together which did not belong together forcing an irrational tone on the talk, and he further completely failed to comment on the very important political and psychological points she made in her own very exciting way. The reporter obviously has an anal preoccupation and lacks any understanding of the figurative use of Ms. Kennedy's words. As for Mr. Kilson's comment that the talk was "entertaining," I think this proves that Ms. Kennedy presented some refreshing thinking. Being entertained (enjoying oneself) is one important way of learning and it's been a long time since I've been entertained here at Harvard. Christine Tentindo '73