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Consent Isn’t Sexy

(Gina Faldetta)– The other day, a first-year friend of mine mentioned that the word “consent” became something of a joke after the first-years were bombarded with it during orientation presentations. … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · 11 Comments

Blurred Lines: Amherst College Sends Mixed Messages on Alcohol and Sexual Assault

(Ethan Corey)– Ever since Angie Epifano published her courageous op-ed in The Student and students protested outside of a Trustees’ meeting in front of the Lord Jeffery Inn, there has … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · 39 Comments

Amherst College Still Hasn’t Learned Its Lesson

(Ethan Corey) For next year’s Orientation, the College is planning on requiring all Orientation, FOOT, and CEOT leaders to sign a contract stating that they will refrain from drinking alcohol during … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

Persistent Rape Culture at Amherst College

(Ryan Arnold)– On Sunday night, in what I can only assume was an effort to publicly announce their collective dearth of good taste and discretion, a group of female and … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 27 Comments

Women’s Center?: Doing More For Gender Equality

(Liya Rechtman)– In recent months, the Amherst College administration has spent hundreds of hours (and maybe a couple thousand dollars) on the construction of spaces physically conducive to a more … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Oscars and Rape Culture

(Anna Seward)– [Trigger warning for sexual assault] Even if you didn’t catch the Oscars Sunday, you’ve probably already seen rundowns of the sexism Seth MacFarlane displayed throughout the evening. In … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 24 Comments

Culture of Silence

(Anna Seward)—[Trigger warning for sexual assault] Obviously, Amherst policy when it comes to sexual assault needs to change. Everything from the complete mismanagement to the basic lack of empathy in … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 2 Comments
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