This letter is in response to Brent Ables’ Feb 17 article,
“Stripping degrades women.” Although I am sure that Mr. Ables’ has
a plethora of knowledge in his freshman head to thoroughly discuss
this matter, I would like to clear up some of his logic. Every
argument made rests on one presupposition; that this is a one way
street. That is that men are not seen as sexual objects by women.
At best this is a very na�ve way of thinking. Remember that
there are male strip clubs, too, and I would submit that what
happens at those clubs is at least at the same level of groping and
sexual “misconduct” as at the female clubs.
This thought process also denies a very central truth of humans;
we are sexual beings. To say that we, as men, should not think
about women sexually (as well as women thinking about men that
way), is ridiculous. In addition, I think it is inherently unfair
and mischaracterizing to make any connection between supposedly
degrading women by looking at them at a strip club and condoning
violence against them.
This simply is a mean spirited way to try and prove your point
to imbeciles who cannot wade through your illogical rhetoric. It
seems that this freshman philosophy major has the same ability to
“scientifically conclude” his premises as his historical
predecessors did; poorly.
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, master’s