An open letter to the man who recently attacked a woman on this campus 

Your cowardly attack has reminded everyone that women in Canada today still have to consider the possibility of male violence in their day-to-day lives. I salute your target for fighting back. I hear she hurt you, and I sincerely hope you have been permanently injured. Your actions have lowered the reputation of every man.

I’d like to meet you in a dark alley to share with you the fear you have spread throughout this campus.

Like the rotting, putrid, worst elements of today’s masculinity, you hide in the dark like a slug from the light, but we will find you and drag you out.

Women are often different from men in certain aspects. These differences should inspire wonder and are worth celebrating. Men — we all came from a woman, got our name from a woman and we must stomp out male violence against women. Speak out. Support and believe women. Take men to task when they act like dipshits towards women. We can be macho and aggressive in positive ways. Stand up and be a man. Draw a hard line against disrespecting women. Be ready to throw down for something real.

Not on MY campus.

Not in OUR community.

Jonny Gentille
UVic student