Tag: response

Opinion

Redirecting the conversation: Advocating responsible porn consumption

In last week’s Bringing Sexy Mac!, Anthony Granai advocated for open conversation and dismantling of the stigma surrounding pornography. I was very frustrated with the piece, and voiced that to Will, who I asked to co-author this response. We want to answer Granai’s call for open discussion, and together we want to redirect that conversation….

Opinion

A call for understanding in original op-eds

Here’s the thing about reading some of the opinions in this section: it’s easy to get really fired up. When I read Ben Shields’ piece, “How idealogues have ruined the Democratic Party” in the last issue of The Mac Weekly, my brain was whirring with responses. I could respond to every claim in this article…

Opinion

Joining the dialogue on “More Than Words”

Towards the end of February, Jeff Garcia penned an opinion piece rightfully criticizing the so-called “More Than Words” campaign, pointing out that it favors demonizing seemingly harmless words while ignoring their context and the intent behind them. A week later, we saw a slew of pieces written in response. Brett Campbell, Gage Garretson and Jane…

Opinion

A call for understanding in op-ed responses

I like reading the opinion section. People with busy schedules and little sleep find a topic worth writing about, and then people respond with their own op-ed when the topic resonates with their values—like the MCSG layoffs last semester, or the More than Words campaign in last week’s issue. But I get really annoyed and…

Opinion

Responding to Jeff Garcia on the “More Than Words” campaign

In an opinion editorial published last week, Jeff Garcia ’14 criticized Macalester’s “More Than Words” campaign. Garcia asserts that the campaign is a form of censorship, failing to realize that the intent is not to prevent any idea from being discussed, but instead to encourage us to choose less offensive alternatives to harmful language in…

Opinion

KWOC’s response

In response to community concern about foreclosure and community reinvestment activity, the students of KWOC are currently requesting Macalester sever its ties with Wells Fargo.