This letter is in response to the Feb. 2 Wednesday Hump on blow jobs. I understand that college is an institution where our minds need to be open, but the sex column published last week does not fit that category and adds no moral value to the university’s public discourse. I thought that it was vulgar and disrespectful to women, and it’s hard for me to believe that the chief editor, college president and the parents of UCSB students would approve of such an article. Such moral laxity indicates no ability to navigate through society within some kinds of boundaries.
As a parent, I am paying for my children to get an education related to their future careers. I am a realist about life and college behavior, but these articles go outside the bounds of civil behavior: They encourage students to have no regard for anyone than themselves. I would expect the Nexus to be more inclusive of others and not dismissive of those who will be offended. Flaunting the freedom to be vulgar indicates a lack of this maturity.
I believe our children can best be served by having newspaper articles that cover the truth. What about discussing the consequences of the actions that you are encouraging them to behave in
If you actually had children at this university, I would suggest that maybe UCSB isn’t the place for them and you might want to consider transfering them to Oral Roberts. But you don’t so pipe down.
UCSB is in the top 10 public schools in the country. There is no reason his children shouldn’t be allowed to come here simply because some people think college is more about wasting your parents money partying every night than actually getting a good education.
Yes, UCSB is in the top 10 public schools in the country. As an alum, I’m quite proud of this. But I also recognize that it’s in the top 10 party schools in the country and may not be the best fit for everyone, particularly folks with parents who think a sex column about blowjobs in a college newspaper is beyond obscene and is a red flag that UCSB students by mere association are incapable of functioning within civil society.
I believe the point that was being made was not “articles about blowjobs are beyond obscene” but rather “the nexus is ridiculously one-sided on controversial topics to the point of complete and utter absurdity and rarely if ever explain the negative aspects of things the newspaper endorses,” a complaint that – if you’ve been reading the Letters to the Editors recently – is becoming more and more and more common.
The Nexus is the equivalent of “The Flush”. Its meant to be read in the crapper.
and what are you doing with your life, dickhead. probably nothing but drinking on weekends you goddamn loser have fun being another face in the crowd the rest of your life.
and you act like that isn’t what the entirety of the nexus staff does every weekend, too.
Look, this is a student newspaper. Over all it covers topics well and when it doesn’t there is no shortage of people writing a letter to the editor to make us aware of “the other side”. Also, the students enjoy the Wednesday Hump and that’s what matters. If your “child” hasn’t been educated about safe sex practices or the emotional and moral implications of sexual intimacy, that’s a failing on your part as a parent. The school bears no responsibility for your “child’s” exposure to situations they’re not prepared for. For those who are prepared, the Wednesday Hump provides advice… Read more »
“Another point I’d like to address is you kept referring to your “child” and the “children” that attend UCSB. The students at a university are no longer children.”
So what do your parents refer to you as? Are you their “adult”?
I’ve seen some incredibly stupid points on the internet before, but this takes the cake.
The fact that the Wednesday Hump gets all these letters, which also get all these comments, just prove that it attracts readers. The Nexus must love it.
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