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The trial of Colin Sullivan

Hayley Coffing | Tuesday, October 6, 2009

In regards to those out for Colin Sullivan’s blood, I would just like to go on the record, as a woman, saying that not only am I not offended by his clearly joking remark, but I find it ridiculous that people are using this as yet another soapbox for their amusement. First of all, there are women on the Observer staff and they obviously knew his off hand comment was a joke so they published it. He found being a woman comparable to bad weather? Come on, ladies, he clearly wasn’t serious and if you are going to begin censoring statements like that, you need a new hobby. For those of you that made the “WANTED” posters, don’t you have exams to study for? Personally, I would find it slightly creepy if Colin had proclaimed he wanted nothing more than to be a woman. Ladies, I am perfectly happy to be a woman so no, Colin’s comment does not offend me. I don’t want to be a man either. I’ll pose for my mug shot later.

Hayley Coffing

sophomore

Pasquerilla East

Oct. 5
 

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The trial of Colin Sullivan

Letter to the Editor | Monday, October 5, 2009

In regards to those out for Colin Sullivan’s blood, I would just like to go on the record, as a woman, saying that not only am I not offended by his clearly joking remark, but I find it ridiculous that people are using this as yet another soapbox for their amusement. First of all, there are women on the Observer staff and they obviously knew his off hand comment was a joke so they published it. He found being a woman comparable to bad weather? Come on, ladies, he clearly wasn’t serious and if you are going to begin censoring statements like that, you need a new hobby. For those of you that made the “WANTED” posters, don’t you have exams to study for? Personally, I would find it slightly creepy if Colin had proclaimed he wanted nothing more than to be a woman. Ladies, I am perfectly happy to be a woman so no, Colin’s comment does not offend me. I don’t want to be a man either. I’ll pose for my mug shot later.

Hayley Coffing

sophomore

Pasquerilla East

Oct. 5