The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, Septembe24;2008
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From Page 6B
apart their old operating system
and start anew.
But Imtiaz, the computer con-
sultant, said that this explanation
does not mirror his experience
working in the Fishbowl.
"Justfrom workinghere, I'll tell
you, I see way more often that the
Macs have some really random
error," he said. "With the PCs we
have very fewproblems like that."
He said that sometimes the Mac
computers freeze and people askhim
how they canretrieve their work.
"And I have to tell them, well
you can't, you're screwed," he
But the culture war between
Mac and PC has gone beyond the
actual usability ofteither operating
system to become the "West Side
Story" of the technological age.
And when you're a Mac, you're
a Mac all the way from your first
cigarette to your last dying day.
When you're a Mac, you stay a
- JACOB SMILOVITZ
From Page 5B
He said men should also moni-
tor changes in their genitalia and
men who engage in anal inter-
course with men should consult
their physician about how often to
In general, everyone should be
aware that there is no "test for
everything." One is assessed on
a case-by-case basis, so be forth-
coming with UHS and don't be
afraid to ask questions about your
Of course, the traditional rec-
ommendations still apply: wrap it
up. At the same time, negotiating
safe sex isn't always easy and our
protective measures don't always
occur in a vacuum. Men must nav-
igate safe sex practices while also
being mindful of the pace of their
relationship with their partners.
Sometimes a well-intentioned
safety precaution may appear to
be presumptuous to a partner who
is not yet ready to have sex.
On the flip side, traditional
ideas about women's sexuality
are still pervasive. A woman who
carries condoms or other forms of
barrier protection in her clutch on
a Friday night runs the risk ofbeing
labeled promiscuous and the costs
for sexual stigmatization can be
In spite oftall this, Winfield said,
"The evidence is compelling to
make the choice to carry contra-
ceptives on your person and to tell
the truth when your partner asks
you about your STI status."
Students may come to campus
armed with little sex education,
but the University provides some
resources in the realm of sexual-
ity to help make up for the sexual
SAPAC is an organization affili-
ated with the Division of Student
Affairs that provides "counseling,
advocacy and educational training
services" on the issue of sexual vio-
The University's Education The-
atre Troupe is a student-based the-
ater company within the Office of
New Student Programs that stages
performances targeting campus
issues for students transitioning
to college life. Their summer ori-
entation program includes skits on
sexual health, sexual choices and
The Spectrum Center, until
recently called the office of LGBT
Affairs, is a reservoir of informa-
tion in the form of books on sexu-
ality. Students and faculty at the
center are also available to listen to
the sexual or gender identity con-
But all the campus resources one
would want aren't worth anything
if students aren't aware of them.
LSA senior Matt Hunter, who is
the father of a 3 year old, said he
had a difficult time locating cam-
pus resources to help him with the
realities of STDs and the long-term
implications of not using contra-
"Education on application is not
the University's greatest showing,"
Hunter said. "Not a lot of informa-
tion is visible. Had I not actively
pursued the sexual resources avail-
able on campus, I would not have
known they existed."
Meanwhile, LSA senior Jeanelle"
Bediako said it seems the Universi-
ty's focus on sex education revolves
mostly around women.
"I think the information is
geared towards women instead of
men," Bediako said. "At manyof the
events, such as the sexuality pre-
sentations organized by residents
in Stockwell hall that were open to
the public my freshman and sopho-
more year, it was always all women,
and maybe they can work harder on
getting the word out to men."
It seems even at the University
the sentiment persists that col-
lege students are "in the know"
about sex, leaving children as
the only members of society for
whom sexuality education and
discussion should be actively
cultivated. But it's important to
remember, if the right sex edu-
cation doesn't occur for students
before they come to campus, they
are just as clueless.
"The information Ihave received
thus far is exactly what I have
encountered in my high school con-
text," LSA freshman Libby Ashton
said. "Coming to college, I thought
it would have progressed."
Perhaps a 1-credit course, "Sex
Ed: What you really should have
been taught," is the prescription.
-Rose Afriyie is The Michigan
Daily's sex and relationships columnist.
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