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Katie Durkin | Monday, October 5, 2009

In regards to the Oct. 1 SMC Cartoon by Guappone and Krafcik (“Schad and Freude”): Maybe someone forgot that an attack (via cartoon) on some women is an attack on all women (including girls at Notre Dame and Holy Cross). You are essentially making fun of an institution and its girls that believe in the empowerment of women. How noble of you to pick such a thing to tear down. You would never joke about African Americans in such a way. Why women? And are your artists so narrow minded as to assume that all Saint Mary’s girls are the same? Are they so unwise as to label all Saint Mary’s girls the same because of the actions of a few? I’m sure many Notre Dame students would not like it if they were all assumed to be pathetic brats simply because that has been my experience with a few.

Katie Durkin

sophomore

McCandless Hall

Oct. 2
 

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Cartoon offensive

Letter to the Editor | Sunday, October 4, 2009

In regards to the Oct. 1 SMC Cartoon by Guappone and Krafcik (“Schad and Freude”): Maybe someone forgot that an attack (via cartoon) on some women is an attack on all women (including girls at Notre Dame and Holy Cross). You are essentially making fun of an institution and its girls that believe in the empowerment of women. How noble of you to pick such a thing to tear down. You would never joke about African Americans in such a way. Why women? And are your artists so narrow minded as to assume that all Saint Mary’s girls are the same? Are they so unwise as to label all Saint Mary’s girls the same because of the actions of a few? I’m sure many Notre Dame students would not like it if they were all assumed to be pathetic brats simply because that has been my experience with a few.

Katie Durkin

sophomore

McCandless Hall

Oct. 2