So after my recent piece on feminism, I wanted to follow-up in response to something I read recently on The Harvard Crimson about a young lady who is letting Harvard know that they won. Take some time to read it. Then I have to ask: Are you disgusted?
Let me clarify, I do not mean with the author. I mean with Harvard, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States (1636) and their archaic response to students. We lie in a collapsing world in this regard. Men are no longer allowed to do whatever the hell they please (*gasp*) and everyone should indeed be treated as equal. But what is the general response? Well many would read the above story and comment on how she was dressed, the fact that she was drunk, or even make the assumption that she is lying. If you made those guesses, please reflect. I hate to have to use it, because all women should be given the right to be themselves, but consider if this was a woman who you were close to, whether it be a mother, sister, significant other, friend, or anyone. Making these excuses makes you just as rude and responsible for letting the man who was the perpetrator here. Get over yourself. Get over your privilege.
Let’s move forward.
Stories such as this are sadly a growing trend on college campuses. I don’t personally think that is because it happens less, but as a society, we are finally realizing that this is an issue. Consider stories like those at the University of Delaware, the University of North Carolina (getting charged? really?), or UConn. Considering my profession of choice is to work in these sort of environments, it is terrifying. I am scared for my friends, family, and society as a whole. It is time that we wake up, so again I ask…
…Are you disgusted?