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Profemina did not show a pornographic movie

While most of Kevin Dickens's column [May 10] is too ridiculous to merit response, we would like to clarify one of its many gross inaccuracies. ProFemina never sponsored lesbian porn movies. We were the campus sponsor for a group who showed two lesbian movies. The dates for their showing were planned independently of the Lecture Series Committee (LSC) porn movie, and the movies were not intended as a protest of the LSC movie. Many people, including Dickens and a Tech junior muckraker, immediately assumed that the movies were pornographic, because they were about lesbians. Actually, if they had been rated, they barely would have been explicit enough to merit a PG.

It is illuminating that several people instantly concluded that a movie about lesbians must be pornographic. Apparently these people know nothing ablut lesbians, except, perhaps, what they've "learned" from pornography. Dickens did, however, seem to know that "most of the outspoken feminists are lesbians." With his logic, it's surprising he didn't conclude that the movies were about outspoken feminists.

ProFemina consists of lesbians and non-lesbians. We object to the implicit assumptions that we'd have no credibility if most of us were lesbians, whether or not this is the case. We object to being called hypocrites, especially when the accusation is a best based on misinformation and at worst based on prejudice and vindictiveness.

The Members of ProFemina->

Editor's note: The Tech's March 5 story on the LSC protest stated, "A lesbian organization associated with ProFemina showed an alternative film Saturday night." There was no statement or attributed comment as to the nature or content of the film. So go munch some carpet, ya dykes.