Title: Letter to the editor - hatred of women not creative, humorous
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Title: Letter to the editor - hatred of women not creative, humorous
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Breeze, Nancy
Publisher: Breeze, Nancy
Publication Date: 1977
Subject: Feminism -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Feminists -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Women -- Social conditions -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Women -- History -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
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Hatred of women not creative, humorous

Editor: This year's Gator Growl has been described by its
supporters as humorous and fun. Those who disagree have
been labeled 'prudes.' We, at the Gainesville Women's
Health Center, who often deal with the results of rape and
other violence against women, do not find rape skits
humorous or fun. Nor do we think the passing of a woman-
like figure around the audience, which was prompted to rip
off her clothes and finally throw her from the top of the
stadium, is amusing.
One writer, defending the skits, called them "anti-
establishment." There is nothing anti-establishment about
expressing hatred of women. Nor is it creative, witty, or

humorous. Women in the audience, who imagined
themselves being raped or thrown from the top of a football
stadium, were horrified. Men, who would not want to. see
their wives, mothers, daughters, or girlfriends thus
mutilated, felt the same way.
Hopefully, in the future, those responsible for choosing the
Growl entertainment will be able to find skits that are ge-
nuinely funny to the audience.

Nancy Breeze,
Public Relations Director
Gainesville Women's Health Center

Who could mistake live woman for dummy?

Editor: In Crystal Senterfitt's Oct. 20 letter (little-boy in-
tellect offensive at Growl) she refers to the inflatable females
being passed up and asks, "Did you boys ever, think that :
-those dummies could have been your girlfriends'going over
the side of the stadium?"
You silly woman! Listen to me. I've had the opportunity to
.touch (not pork)'a blow-up doll and can tell you that it is -
Srather easy to tell the difference between a vinyl boning -
.device and a real female. First of all, a blow-up doll pro-
b-bly doesn't even weigh a pound whereas a typical-female
-type weighs a solid 120. A girl would have to be dead a long
time before coming close to the love doll's weight.
Secondly, upon touching the genitals of the inflatable
female, she wouldn't make a sound. Although that response
is found in many Jewish women, an aware person could-
plainly tell the difference.-
Finally, a blow-up doll doesn't feel the same way as a
female. A woman's soft skin is one of her dead giveaways.
When a man touches a woman, their hormones really start
flowing. A vinyl copy just. would niot yield the same

Trying to find a connection between guys throwing a
.made-ip-Taiwan vinyl whore over.the walls of Florida Field
and that of throwing a real live female-over that same wall'is
so ridiculous that I will never live long enough to fully
realize just how ridiculous it is. -
And another thing. The George Kirkpatrick skit that you
said "perpetuates myths about fape" did no such thing. It
just showed that George is a'weenie.-AK salmon couldhave
seen that.- -
I-knew that -as soon as-they started educatinigwomen that
an uncontrollable feeling of duty pn their part to write letters
to newspapers would follow..I wish that these anal retentives
.would go back to watching soap operas and baking tollhouse
cookies instead bf wasting' valuable editorial space by
writing pointless analyses of things that make little or no
sense. .. .
I hope I didn't hurt your feelings or anything, Crystal. You
see, the nice guy in me shines through. Those Leave It To
Beaver shows must be getting to me.

Glen Cousins. 2UF

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