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“Me Too” movement founder visits campus for diversity symposium

“Me Too” movement founder visits campus for diversity symposium

Maeve Gurnis, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Faculty, staff and students filled UVM’s Grand Maple Ballroom, eager to listen to Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me Too” movement.   Burke delivered the keynote speech for Blackboard Jungle 12, UVM’s 12th annual symposium designed to build understanding of diversity and inclusivity March 21....

Coercion is not consent: the dialogue following the Aziz Ansari scandal fails

Madeleine Cary

January 25, 2018

It started with women sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault with #MeToo. The Time’s Up movement focused on the insidious sexual harassment in Hollywood. It has been painful, but also legitimizing, to see perpetrators brought to justice. Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Kevin Spacey. Wome...

Students organize in Slut Walk

Students organize in Slut Walk

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

October 27, 2017

Students carrying signs congregated around the Waterman green for the Womyn of Color Coalition “Slut Walk” Oct 22. The students walked from the Waterman building to Harris Millis while yelling chants like, “Yes means fuck me, no means fuck you.” The Slut Walk promotes body and sex posit...

“Me too” demands change

“Me too” demands change

Staff Editorial

October 25, 2017

So many “Me toos” on social media this past week have made us think long and hard. Too many people have been affected by sexual violence; the number of posts is unfathomable. And as post after post of “Me too” appears on social media, survivors of sexual assault are reminded regularly ...

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