Our school newspaper, the Pasadena City College Courier, has a new feature: "Eye Candy", featuring an interview with young, attractive, female students wearing relatively revealing clothing. Perhaps wisely, the Courier doesn't provide a link online. But the feature has attracted considerable criticism, and justifiably so. This is the commentary on this week's model, Fabiola:
"She doesn't have a major, but that doesn't mean she lacks ambition. Having a wide range of recipes from entrees to pastries, this girl knows how to cook -- she is sizzlin'
She's been pulled over twice by the cops. Once for speeding and the other for her killer looks.... she's not in a rush to get married, but she considers herself mature enough to know what she wants. Whatever she wants, she looks like the perfect recipe for an (sic) eye candy."
This is accompanied by the following request:
We're looking for our next eye candy fix. Are you a PCC student, who is willing to strike a pose and tend not to shy away from the camera? Do you shine in the limelight and make an impression on a crowd? We Want You! No model experience necessary. Must be 18 years or older. You know how you should look. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Our student-run, student-supported newspaper at work. It's vulgar, demeaning, extraordinarily sexist, and perhaps only possible at a community college such as this one. (I doubt the Harvard Crimson or the Daily Cal would ever even dream of this). Please, folks, take advantage of the email above to share a piece of your mind with the kids at the Courier.