Letter to the Editor: ‘Crude’ ad reinforces stereotypes about women

On Monday November 15th, I learned the price of a half page advertisement for Parkway Tropics is the price of a woman’s dignity. Publishing such a crude ad only reinforces the psychopathology that for years saw women as food-makers and baby-producers. So much for building up a girl’s self-esteem! Let’s continue to teach females that they are only worth as much as their bare flesh, and males will continue to be taught to treat women as sex toys, to be used and put aside until another man needs satisfying. I believed Grand Valley to be progressive and I hope the mistake made by the newspaper to accept and publish this ad is not a decision supported throughout the administration.

Alexandra Mitchell

GVSU student