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At the intersection of privilege and college admissions: An apology of a former Abigail Fisher

TweetIn retrospect, it would seem obvious that I, as the daughter of two upper middle-class liberals, growing up in an isolated suburban liberal hamlet, would become a racist. I was not the White Supremacist flavor of racist, but I was a more subtle (and thus more dangerous) varietal of racist. I did not understand my [...]
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My professor called a student’s rape “hanky-panky”

TweetRecently, on campus, a young woman was abducted, raped off-campus, and returned to campus by the rapist. She was then transported to the hospital and administered a rape kit. My math teacher, paving the road to hell with good intentions, decided to give all the girls in class a lecture about how to avoid being raped. His tips included [...]
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How deep is too deep?

Tweet This was the exact question I was wondering as I sat in the Lehigh student section, reading this Lehigh University fan’s t-shirt. The picture details a Lehigh Eagle with his pants around his ankles, engaging in forced copulation with Lafayette University’s school mascot the leopard. Unfortunately, it was not the only one that I [...]
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Gender Issues on U.S. College Campuses for Women

Tweet4 gender equalities that still exist with the higher academic world College is a place filled with great educational opportunities for both male and female students. As a hopeful student myself, I once thought it offered a level playing field for both men and women to succeed. Sure, it’s been decades since the women’s movement [...]
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Rape culture, Sigma Phi, and ending the silence

TweetToday, I told a crowd of 200 people – and, separately, three reporters – about my rape. I told them that I was thirteen at the time and that it took me three years to define it, come to terms with it, and start talking about it. During that time I tried to kill myself. [...]
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