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Hypocrites?
To the Daily:
I always have to smile and
shake my head when I read about
people protesting a publication
like Playboy. There is always so
much hypocrisy and just plain
bull involved in such protests.
Why is it that none of these
people ever seem to find tears for
the objectification of men in
magazines like Stallion (intended
for gay men) and Playgirl
(intended for - imagine this -
women).
Or how about the
objetification of women in a
magazine I saw advertized for
lesbian women? Would there be
storms of protest if any of these
magazines came to campus to
look for models? I doubt it.
Somehow "objectification" is
only regarded as such when it
involves heterosexual men gazing
at women; are not the hunky studs
portrayed in some of the maga-
zines above being equally
objectified?
There is also an extremely
weird paradox in these people
who claim tharthey accept
Playboy's First Amendment right
to publish what they want - and
then who go out and protest
because the magazine dares to do
just that. Talk about an
Orwellianism.
It is also vaguely ironic that
these generally very liberal-
minded people (or, to use their
own self-applied misnomer,
"politically correct" people) are
following the same claims that
were made int he ultra-conserva-
tive Meese Commission Report
on pornography, a laughable
report that has had so many holes
punched in it now that it couldn't
be used to hold Jello. Very
strange bedfellows indeed.
Gerald Eisenhower
University graduate
Thank you, Daily
To the Daily:
As seniors near graduation,
they start getting sappy about
everything. Even things like
waiting in horrendous lines in the
computing centers and protests
take on a new significance. For
myself one of those things that I
look at differently now is the
Daily.
My friends and I have had
many a laugh and groan because
of the Daily over the last four
years. When I came here as a
first-year student, I thought the
Daily was the most radical paper
on the planet and totally out of
touch with reality. I still think that
way sometimes.
Yet I also appreciate it, too.
I've read the Daily through four
years of lunches and dull lectures.
The crossword puzzle is quite a
blessing in some classes. The
Daily has always been a constant
(constant what depending upon
your point of view).
I hope that the Daily remains
promoting sometimes absurd
causes, a pain in the butt for the
administration, and the terror of
campus conservatives.
If someone told me that I
would actually appreciate the
Daily after four years here, I
would have told him or her that I
would like to see the Berlin Wall
fall. Well, strange things do
happen. Thanks for four interest-
Sing years, Daily staffers.
Michael Ellis
LSA senior

No more junk mail
To the Daily:
As the end of the year rolls
around, my collection of junk
mail is staggering. Like most
students living in residence halls,
I receive a number of junk bulk-
mai promotions every week. This
is very disturbing, since I have
never given my Ann Arbor
address to anyone except the
University.
Finally, I wrote to Citibank,
which had just sent me another
piece of junk mail. I asked
Citibank how it obtains its
mailing list.
Citibank's reply was very
distressing. It said that it gets its
mailing list from magazine
subscriptions lists, companies that
make telephone books, and
college records. If this is true, it
implies that the University
supplies - or sells - names of
students to companies for mass
promotions.
As a student, I don't want the
University to be a clearinghouse
for names of potential customers,
and I don't want the mass of junk
mail which I promptly threw
away.
Mikael Elsila
LSA first-year student
Membership?
To the Daily:
We've just picked up our
copies of the 1991
MichiganEnsian and what, pray
tell, was staring us straight in the
face? "Membership Has Its
Privileges."
Awww. Now isn't that cute.
The 1991 graduating class is
unique, elite, "privileged." We're
better than all the rest. We're just
like an expensive piece of plastic.
What do you think that our
collective credit limit is?
Shouldn't we feel special? No!
What a disgustingly elitist and
snobbish slogan to be associated
with! Who the heck would want
to be represented by such an
embarrassing statement? Appar-
ently the staff of the
MichiganEnsian. Well, thanks,
but no thanks, to the brilliant
slogan writer/thief. We wonder if
the Ensian received the permis-
sion of American Express to use
their copyrighted slogan?
But who's upset? A permanent
black marker will solve the
problem.
Richard Davis
Lydia Peterson
LSA seniors
Who's the idiot?
To the Daily:
Being a senior, I have always
considered Weekend Magazine
one of the best features the Daily
offers. However, upon reading the
"Best of Ann Arbor" edition this
year, I was highly disappointed
with Weekend's cruel humor.
Specifically, I point to the
treatment of Todd Ochoa as
"Biggest Idiot." I have followed
Ochoa's story closely and have
thought from the beginning that
he is a victim of harassment.
We must remember that
Ochoa has done nothing out of the
ordinary for a student at the
University. He simply wrote with
chalk on campus.
As a result, he has been
prosecuted by the University (two
times!), denied funding previ-
ously allocated to him by the
Michigan Student Assembly

(MSA), and now is ridiculed by
the Daily.
I don't recall a "Biggest Idiot"
section on Weekend's ballot and
the editors have therefore chosen
to print, in poor taste, one
person's write-in.
Weekend wrote nothing to
justify his undue honors. Instead,
they joked about the very fact that
he being prosecuted by printing
their cover photo for which they
knew they would not be likewise
prosecuted.
The Weekend editors must
remember that what they write
can, in fact, affect people person-
ally. And in this case, they have
added insult to injury to a person
who is clearly a victim. To say the
least, I was disappointed to see
this as my last Weekend Maga-
zine.
I suggest the editors of
Weekend shift their remarks to
the Michigan Review's "Serpent's
Tooth" page, a forum much better
suited for their irresponsible and
cruel remarks.
Nicole Wengrofsky
LSA senior
Turkey isn't Iraq!
To the Daily:
The letter titled "Turkey like
Iraq?" which appeared on 4/12/91
equated the brutal invasion of
Kuwait by Iraqi dictator Saddam
Hussein to Turkey's legitimate
intervention on the island of
Cyprus in 1974 to aid its system-
atically decimated ethnic breth-
ren.
Turkey's intervention in
Cyprus in 1974 was in accordance
with its treaty obligations as one
of the three guarantors (Great
Britain, Turkey, and Greece) of
Cyprus' independence. When the
Greek junta staged a coup in
Cyprus on July 15, 1974 to
overthrow President Makarios and
to annex it to Greece, the Turkish
government was obliged to act to
protect both Cyprus' indepen-
dence and the lives of Turkish
Cypriots. The lives of Turkish
Cypriots were under the threat of
the new "President" Sampson, a
man who was "one of about two
dozen powerful right-wing
'warlords' who maintained small
private armies for attacks on
Turkish enclaves" and who
"acquired a reputation for
sadistically enjoying the pain he
inflicted" (Time magazine, July
29, 1974).
The world still remembers the
scenes following the coup from
villages of Atlilar, Murataga, and
Sandalli, where the bodies of
hundreds of Turkish Cypriot
elderly, women and children were
excavated from mass graves
before journalists and U. N.
observers. Some reports on these
events include "The Massacres of
Turkish Cypriots in Paphos and
Famagusta" published in the
German newspaper Die Zeit on
August 30, 1974 and "Big
Troubles over a Small Island"
published in Time magazine on
July 29, 1974.
The unjustified comparisons
between Turkey and Iraq are
meant to misinform and mislead
the American public. This
approach is unproductive. The
solution lies in presenting the
problem in factual terms and
adopting a framework built on
good will and trust.
Tayfun Akin
Rackham graduate student

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