Ignoramous

8 Apr

Day Dixit, you are an idiot. In his first piece for Rolling Stone, Dixit manages to apply negative Ajileestereotype to higher education, female-only universities, women, professors, the LGBT community, and sex. How is that possible, you ask?

I would tell you to read, his March 15 issue an article entitled “The Highly Charged Erotic Life of the Wellesley Girl,” but it’s drivel. And it ought to infuriate you, not shed light on anything realistic.

From Alice Boone:

Discussing one of Wellesley’s mottos, “Independent Women, Amazing Women,” sophomore Alyssa Robinson told Dixit, “‘Part of that independence is liberation from boxes that women might have been placed in. A lot of Wellesley is about breaking out of those boxes. That encourages a more liberated, a more independent attitude among the students.”‘

“From Robinson’s positive remarks about personal growth and feminism, Dixit follows with a non sequitur: “The result is a climate of sexual experimentation where no woman, or man–including professors, kitchen staff, and campus police officers–is off-limits.”

BROOKE“One student’s joke about “the prison effect” and the relatively high lesbian population becomes a serious observation.”

“. . . it will make a nice addition to the magazine’s wall of shame when it comes to denigrating women’s accomplishments. Oh yeah, Dixit says he wrote it because he supports women’s education.”

And from Laura Kiritsky:

“Everyone read it and got very upset and people who had been interviewed [for the Rolling Stone article] were very upset because I think pretty much every single one of them felt that she had been misquoted — no, misrepresented — or that her words were twisted around or taken out of context,” said senior Jessica Belasco, a 21-year-old English major.

its portrayal of lesbianism on campus. “The intimation that the `prison effect’ produced the large queer community at this school is belittling to our lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. We are proud of our queer community and the supportive atmosphere that allows students to discover their sexuality in a safe space,”

Wellesley President Diana Chapman Walsh also derided the article as “immature and sloppy Devikajournalism” in a Feb. 26 letter to Rolling Stone editor and publisher Jann Wenner. “To purport to capture `College Life 2001′ (as the magazine claimed on its cover) through salacious fantasies about the alleged sexual adventures of a handful of students is ludicrous, as is the implication that these kinds of behaviors are somehow endemic or unique to women’s colleges,”

Dixit denied that he distorted the sexual lives of Wellesley students and Casriel disputed accusations that the story was sensationalized. “We went out of our way to make it an accurate portrait of erotic aspects of the culture [at Wellesley] rather than getting into the nitty gritty of sexual behavior,” she told the campus newspaper.

Dixit contended that he recorded every interview and the quotes were verified by Rolling Stone fact checkers.

Where's the Beef?A lot of men think this, but the difference is that Dixit, unfortunately, published it in a very popular nationwide magazine. And people read it and in doing so have validated that fantasy.”

And from JayDixit.com:

In his spare time, Jay teaches creative writing classes through the New York Writers’ Intensive.

 

My comment:  Creative is right.

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