To the Editors of The Crimson:
Alan Dershowitz was quoted in The Crimson as saying that the two Quincy students who filed the complaint against the showing of "DeepThroat" were "feminist fascists." The use of such an epithet is inexcusable and wholly without justification. The fact that these women appear to be on the more restrictive side of the censorship issue than Dershowitz makes the epithet no more applicable to them than "male chauvinist anarchist" would be to him.
We must not let the issues at stake be obscured by Dershowitz's implications about feminist activists who work within the legal system. Creating villians out of those who take the pornography issue very personally is misguided, serving only to heighten the feelings of antagonism on both sides. Ill-considered name-calling has no place in the responsible discussion of serious issues. J. Marshall Thomsen '80