The often de-humanizing views, toward sexuality, in your column, "Fantz in your Pants ", do NOT reflect any attempt toward improving humane relations between men and women.
For example, in the Sept. 4 column, Christy Fantz refers to a woman as a "tenderloin tart, or a flank steak", and the sexual intimacy as "bumping and meat grinding" for an evening, and that the male partner can be "free to sack her (his one night partner) to the side, in case she invited herself."
This kind of endorsement in a college level paper comes across as highly de-humanizing. Women are NOT just sport animals for men's pleasure. Men also de-humanize themselves in treating women this way.
In brief conclusion:
These types of de-humanizing attitudes also underscore the attitudes that contribute to sexual assaults, along with deep scars like post-trauma stress disorder, (PTSD).
Additionally: I recall a May graduation season column, where Christy Fantz was referring to elders, at graduation dinners, as "Silver foxes, and Cougars" and that young graduates maybe able to flirt with them, "but not to expect that they would "get any tail."
Hopefully a college education prepares young people to build understanding about their shared humanity with potential sexual partners, especially since STD's like AIDS, are still devastating many peoples' lives and communities.
Previously, Dr. Jenny Skyler wrote humane, college level columns in the Colorado Daily, designed to build more humane understanding about sexuality.
The current "Fantz in your Pants" column insults your readers. A much more humane and helpful website for humane sexuality education is: guidetogettingiton.com. This guide also discusses the impact of recovery from sexual assaults and how to reclaim the joy of intimacy in a humane way, afterward.
Mary L. Chavers
FREE AIR FOR PEOPLE ON BIKES
Why is it that at some gas stations in town, air is free, and at the ones along my bike routes around town, air isn't free?
What's more, some of the gas stations that are charging for air are charging a dollar. I'm not paying a dollar to fill up my bike tires.
Gas stations, and especially the ones close to Boulder's ubiquitous bike paths, should find a way to offer free air to people pedaling bikes in Boulder. The cost would be negligible and maybe we would stop inside to buy a drink -- bike commuters certainly won't stop otherwise.