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Sexism at Freshers' week.

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kim147 Sat 13-Oct-12 21:42:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sat 13-Oct-12 22:22:31

Yuk yuk yuk sad

stinimefdar Mon 15-Oct-12 05:39:50

I have written to the university that my Gdaughter attends seeking assurances that the rape culture of Uni-Lads is not happening .Last year Iwrote to MoE for assurances that all Universities cracked down on the avalanche of sexist abuse hurled at young women my the male frats.....all that porn consumed btween the ages of 13 to 18 now being re-enacted upon young women, our daughters, our sisters, our neices, our sex!

WofflingOn Mon 15-Oct-12 05:48:56

Vile that it is still occurring, inappropriate and wrong that many male students see nothing wrong in this, desperately sad that intelligent women are saying yes to these sorts of requests and optional social activities.
FWIW, my daughter and her female friends are in a number of unis across the country and have not felt they had to take part in social events like this, have shared mixed accommodation for years without fear of assault and ara not afraid of fellow male students.
Many of them cosplay in revealing or bizarre outfits and have remained free from inappropriate contact, and sexist, lewd comments tend to be stomped on by them as a group.
Uni authorities could do a lot more, but so could the women being asked to participate. The writer of the article walked out and wrote about it.

samandi Fri 26-Oct-12 10:26:58

*But there remains a strong sense of pressure to participate in the main events, as students experience the nerve-wracking process of finding their feet for the first time away from home. Samli says: "Even if you don't want to dress like that, it's a matter of whether you want to be part of the group and have friends."

Emma Carragher, vice president of the Cardiff University Women's Association, agrees: "There's a danger that new students feel pressured into taking part because 'everyone else is doing it' – if they want to take a stand against objectification they'll be seen as weird which is obviously not the first impression they want to make.*

Why not? I've never understood this desperate desire that some people have to be mindless sheep. FGS if you don't like something, DON'T DO IT. Nobody has to go off into a feminist spiel either if they don't want to, just give a disdainful look and say it looks shit.

There are SOOOOO many activities and clubs available at universities that I'm sure everyone can find something they like. Then they can make friends with people that actually share their interests. There are also plenty of decent clubs and bars in most cities where students can choose to spend their time and money.

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