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“One male poet approached me after a performance and said, “I don’t mean to be rude, but do you ever write about anything other than the struggles of women?” I replied, “I don’t mean to be rude, but take your finger off the trigger and I’ll stop.” After all, who among us ever wanted to speak about these things? What little girl dreams of growing up to write ‘rape poems?’ About violence? About the muffled voices of women worldwide?” -Andrea Gibson
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This is on the front page of my school’s newspaper. Someone wrote this on the steps of one of our buildings.
The full message says, “My rapist still goes here… will someone please listen to me?”
The university erased the message above shortly after it was discovered. Students and faculty replaced it with, “We expect to work on a campus that supports victims. We will listen!” and several faculty signed their names afterwards.
The VP of student affairs tried to explain why they removed the message. I don’t believe that “trashy” was the correct choice of words.
“Whatever was up there should have been cleaned. It’s not an issue of what we should take down or leave up,” he said. “They were asked to freshen up anywhere there was a chalking done, and it was starting to look a little trashy.”
The chalked message on the Doudna steps regarding sexual assault was scrubbed out, yet older messages, such as one about a past blood drive, were still visible.
photosetJan 20, 2013 6:55 pm
3 Photos That Will Finally Help Us Retire The ‘She Was Asking For It’ Defense: This was a terrible and weak argument from the get-go. Let’s put an end to its use. Images all found on Pinterest. If you know who owns the first two, please let us know.