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.

Glimpses of Sapphyre

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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About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

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