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Writers ought to have more depth, sensitivity

What was the point of Steve Wheatman's column on meeting a Playboy Bunny who is also (incredibly?) a Mensan ["Meeting a Mensan -- who is also a Playboy model," Oct. 18]? It made MIT students, who supposedly have a hard time meeting members of the opposite sex, seem like frustrated baboons in heat, titillated by Playboy magazine in the solitude of their rooms.

The "reporter's" implicit astonishment that brains and beauty could be combined in an MIT student is insulting to the community. The thought of Wheatman drooling all over Valerie-the-bunny is embarrassing (if that's "getting lucky," as he put it, he really is in sad shape).

I suggest that you help your writers to report their experiences with more sensitivity and depth. The woman Wheatman described was completely one-dimensional. In an attempt at humor, he declared that her superficial attributes were all that mattered and that anybody who liked Valerie for her mind (or personality) was a "poor deluded person." The Tech has some serious problems with consistency if it prints this low-level drivel beside analyses of the proposed pornography amendment to Cambridge's Human Rights Ordinance.

Bublu Thakur '87->