I feel the editorial board has done an extreme disservice to women everywhere with their piece entitled, “Congress seat battle seems like teenage cat fight.”
I agree that the recent events in this congressional race are immature but to comment on them in the matter that the board did is a failed attempt to be witty and smart and to sustain the immaturity of the situation.
To compare this race to an election for prom queen only reinforces stereotypes and reduces these grown women to, well, what you called them: “girls.” Another damaging metaphor is the catfight. I believe when events such as these have happened in the past with male candidates, people tend to call that mudslinging. Why go for the easy joke?
Next time try to write something progressive and engaging that starts new conversations instead of igniting old ones. Just as you expect more out of the people that are supposed to represent you, I expect more from the paper that represents the student voice.
junior, sociology and ethnic studies double major
women’s studies certificate student