We were kicked off the Observer!

3 04 2009

Bad news! Our column next week in the Tufts Observer will be our last. Unfortunately, some managing editors  felt uncomfortable with us writing anonymously.

For those of you who know our identities, we want to strongly stress that it is really important that we remain anonymous. Our last column has caused quite the stir and while we are excited to facilitate discussion, we still feel that tying our names to the authorship could obscure the fact that sexual assault on our campus is something that affects everyone, not just us.

If you agree with us that it is unfair for our column to be removed from the Observer, we encourage you to write to them at observer@tufts.edu.
Thanks in advance for your support!


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5 responses

3 04 2009
Stephanie

This suuuuuucks.

3 04 2009
angryblkfeminist

I know! We must revolt!

9 04 2009
appalled

I love how the Observer allows “Reggie Hubbard” to anonymously write a column about marijuana, which is an ILLEGAL DRUG, and yet refuses to print your column “because it’s anonymous.” Yeah right. They are probably afraid of upsetting the administration by printing the facts about their flawed sexual assault and rape policies. Isn’t the Observer’s JOB to promote dialogue about these policies, even if it means causing a stir?

9 04 2009
feminist2

yes, THANK YOU APPALLED!! it is a lame reason. thanks for your support!

9 04 2009
Lorraine E.

I don’t really like the concept of publishing things without putting a name on them–what is the purpose of the column remaining anonymous?

That said, I think it’s ridiculous (here I think the word is justified) that your column was cut and “Reggie Hubbard”‘s can stay. I don’t have a problem with people who choose to smoke marijuana, but the Reggie Hubbard column makes me kind of embarrassed to go to this school. The latest one even claims that smoking marijuana illegally is a good way to treat your psychological problems, a statement that has no scientific evidence.

My opinions about the two columns aside, it’s clearly unfair to allow one columnist to post anonymously and cut another for doing the same thing. I’m seriously considering writing to the Observer about this.

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