‘Slut Shaming’ unleashes harsh truths

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photographer~ I hope you made it to Xavier’s production of Slut Shaming: A Time Travel Rape Adventure last week to see a powerful performance tackling rape culture head on. Slut Shaming follows 15-year old Lauren Lucas before, during and after the night she was sexually assaulted at a high school party. Often referring to herself as a time-traveller, Lauren takes the audience with her as she revisits the night of her attack, along with other memories and flashbacks of people who come back to haunt her. Only 50 minutes, the performance is fast-paced and gripping, … Continue reading ‘Slut Shaming’ unleashes harsh truths

Rape culture and the language we choose

“Hey, how was your day?” “ Terrible . I totally got raped by my econ test.” It’s a conversation that many of us have every day and see nothing even remotely problematic in it, and personally, I find that to be incredibly troubling. I’m pretty sure taking your econ test was consensual. I find it difficult to believe that your test forced itself upon you. It did not assault you, nor did it make you take part in sexual activity outside of your consent. It was not violent or threatening. Language is such an integral part of our culture that … Continue reading Rape culture and the language we choose