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Tech Cartoon Offensive

I believe the “Recycled Clip Art” cartoon of last Tuesday’s issue of The Tech was deeply offensive to all women on the MIT campus. The picture shows a boy and a girl dancing and the caption says “When the drugs kick in, you’ll be my ’ho.” Date rape is not a funny issue, period, and to make light of it in this manner will only have a negative effect on the way women on campus are regarded and the way they view themselves. The fact that females are involved in the creation of this offensive joke doesn’t make it acceptable. I suggest that instead of trying to prove their un-funniness, the cartoonists enroll themselves in a women’s studies course and that The Tech display a little more taste in what they choose to publish as humor.

Aliaa Abdelhakim G