“Moving to Portland would be a dream come true, but I’m scared about being away from my support network, and finding people to live with who I can trust. Should I go?”
In the middle of a truly banner week for the White House, it seems one of their priorities is… opposing affirmative action programs at universities.
“Hopefully because this dialogue is happening and we feel like we’re on the cusp of this conversation, people will understand how complex it is and how the survivor has no obligation to be what anyone wants them to be.”
“When I’m worrying about how to teach without coming off as a bitch because I expect students to be quiet when I’m talking, I’m not thinking as much as I should be about whether my students are really learning.”
Let’s talk about the ways women, communities and even institutions are responding to the situation in ways that can bring us hope.
A 9,000 word Rolling Stone piece about rape culture at the University of Virginia is falling apart at the binding as details of its central narrative, the story of a vicious gang rape at a fraternity party, come under scrutiny.
In response to the general freakout over the school’s discrimination against Jayce M, George Fox upped the ante on its discriminatory cluelessness. He and other trans students can live on campus in gender-appropriate dorms — if they get genital surgery.
Sclove’s courageous push to bring her attack to the spotlight in order to call attention to the way her university mishandles sexual assault cases is indicative of a greater crisis. Universities and colleges across the United States have a long history of brushing sexual violence under the rug or punishing rapists with a slap on the wrist.
“We demand that Wesleyan University stop segregating bathrooms along gender lines and provide all-gender bathrooms in all buildings in the University.”
In which Columbia students “steal” Nutella, the NYT cracks us up, Vanessa brainstorms Nutella-themed band names and we ask you what food you most wish you could steal from an American university’s dining hall in a soup container or other receptacle.