Attack on Rally Does a Disservice
TO THE EDITORS
A perusal of Kelly Bowdren's "Take Your Night and ..." (editorial, April 21, 1994) provokes me to the point of protestation.
Ms. Bowdren's patronizing polemic against her personal pet peeve--the "militant feminist" RUS--possesses as much (if not more) partisan preachment, presumptuous pretermission puerile posturing, political paranoia, psychosocial projection, pseudo-pro-gressive prescription and propagandistic pabulum as any pro-nouncement I've ever heard pro-claimed against "patriarch, phallocentricism and other thaings that start with P."
Take Back the Night means different things to different people. People should see for them selves what it is about.
I've attended the last two events and found the experience to be educational and personally rewarding. At no point in the rallies did I ever feel that men were under attack or unwelcome.
Ms. Bowdren is entitled to dismiss Take Back the Night as nothing more than a "militant feminist yahoo festival." However, in publishing this profoundly prejudicial column on the day of the rally without a counter-balancing opinion, The Crimson did a disservice to is readership.
I hope that this negative advertising does not dissuade people from discovering for themselves what Take Back the Night can mean to them. Carsey Yee Graduate Student History & East Asian Languages