If you’re part of any of my social media circles you know I’ve been working hard to make changes in the rape culture of higher education these past few weeks. This all started with the bus to DC to try and convince Senator Susan Collins to vote against Brett Kavanaugh. That, obviously, proved unfruitful preventing him from getting on the court. Our activism also proved unfruitful trying to rescind one of Senator Collins’ honorary degrees.
However. We haven’t stopped. We are no longer going for the Senator or her degrees, but we are going for an infrastructure that is made for victims and survivors.
We are not going to stop. Whether ourself or one of our friends we have all been touched by sexual violence. We don’t want anyone to be exposed to it, or feel ignored, or feel there’s no way they’ll be believed.
It’s going to take a lot of hard work on the parts of everybody, but we have the opportunity to effect change. We can’t not take advantage of the opportunities ahead of us.