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Intelligence, compassion can be found on both sides

To the Editor:

In her letter opposing the showing of pornographic films at MIT, ["Point of view," Jan. 30] Donna Giesman writes, "As a man, ... he could no more assess or empathize with the sexual harassment of women than could a primative."

It has been my experience that intelligent and compassionate people of both sexes can be found on all sides of MIT's pornography controversy.

To insinuate that people who believe that LSC has a right to show pornographic films do not care about sexual harassment is as wrong as it is unfair. Furthermore, declaring that men are incapable of empathizing with the vicitms of injustice is an outrageous sexist slur as offensive as any racial, religious, or ethnic epithet.

Alan Szarawarski '88->