Why did I get arrested at Phi Kappa Psi?
Sapphyre wrote this compelling piece about why she got arrested. I was happy to be by her side in the holding cell. My piece on the UVA rape protest arrests will be done shortly.
If you had asked me at 9 am on 11/22/14 whether or not I would get arrested at the “Protest Phi Kappa Psi” event, my answer would have been a resounding “No!” While the Rolling Stone article about sexual assault at UVA had definitely caught my attention, I was ambivalent about engaging the issue at UVA. I don’t attend the university – I’m a Hokie through and through (VT ’05). I don’t live in Charlottesville, although I’m often in Charlottesville. I don’t have a daughter at UVA and it will be awhile yet before she is university-aged (frankly, I hope she finds better pursuits when she comes of age). On the other hand, I have been directly impacted by rape culture many times in my life. A lot of my own past issues around being raped came up for me while I read “A Rape on Campus” (my rape was…
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