In recent days, there has been a controversial dispute over sexual discrimination on "My Insistence" board in the DU homepage. Starting from the inquiry about escaping military service and the necessity of women student representatives, a lot of students have been questioning the discrimination issue.
This discussion has an aspect of extreme hostility toward the opposite sex. In the course of this cyber dispute, the article "Sexual Discrimination Hasn't Disappeared" in the last issue of the Post gave us an opportunity to think over "Men & Women."
It starts with a useful definition of "Feminism" followed by the dubious rejection of Chang Sang, the first Korean woman nominee for prime minister. And then the article naturally leads us to our school life and the fact of discrimination on campus. The more we read, the more we can realize that sexual discrimination is an acute problem in our school life. The concrete data especially maintains more the readers' trust with this article.
Unfortunately, there is no depth of analysis about the matter as well as a definite conclusion. It doesn't explain why sexual discrimination is happening.
Campus life is not that much different from the rest of society. Therefore, a university can be the first place where initial relationships between men and women begin because there is little co-education before students enter university. Male and female students must take advantage of this learning opportunity to understand each other and the role of sex. University life is a unique opportunity, so we must seek an alternative educational plan to overcome sexual discrimination. It's up to you.
The writer is a senior student in the Dept. of Physics at DU.
Kim Kyu-bae firstname.lastname@example.org
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