I can’t be quiet anymore
I know we’re all pretty tired of this subject here at uOttawa, but we are a community and we need to do something. I want to tell you what disturbed me this morning on the topic of rape culture legitimacy. Rape culture on campuses is legitimate when in your 8:30AM Politics class, your (male) prof searches Hilary Clinton and the first link has something to do with orgasms. How is it that Clinton’s politics comes second in mention to her sex? Then when your prof decides to demonstrate the way a woman’s sexuality is presented from looking at the cosmopolitan and maxim websites, where in both cases, women are degraded to their sexuality, for the purpose her presence being limited to the male’s gaze. When a prof has to stop his or her class to address a local and global problem in our culture, it is clearly a large issue.
There is an issue of how women are represented, how men grow up thinking about and seeing women in roles of leadership. I don’t mean to overgeneralize, not everyone is guilty in the propagation of this culture, but it is the ones who are that delay any progress we might have had with women in politics. This saturday is International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate how far women have come and keep celebrating the progress.
the total number of (recorded) trees I planted this past summer