Letter to the Editor: Space in Lanthorn should promote ‘something constructive, beneficial’

I am writing this to report that I am shocked and offended by the recent advertisement taking up half an entire newspaper page in the Lanthorn to the Parkway Tropics strip club. Not only is objectifying women in that manner something that I personally dissagree with, but I was under the impression that Grand Valley as a University was above promoting this type of degredation. With words like “quite possibly the strangest night you will ever see at a strip club,” and the giant image of a thin woman in hardly any clothing, I think it is safe to say that this will not take girls with low self-esteem in any positive direction. Beyond that, it goes out of the way to give males the opportunity to objectify women. I would sincerely appreciate it if you would consider not buying advertisements from Parkway Tropics or any local strip clubs from now on and use that space for something constructive and beneficial for our students.

Amanda Pollet

GVSU student