Letter to the Editor: November 20

Re:  In her shoes

Dear Journal editing staff, 

While I appreciate the inclusion of stories about the experiences of sexual harassment on and around campus, I was disappointed with this article by Josh Malm. It is worth examining why we privilege the voices of men who experience incidents of this while in Halloween drag over the voices of those subjected to countless daily experiences of sexual harassment. Malm mentions he had heard his peers had been subjected to this, but it didn’t sink in until he had been through (a diluted) version of such himself. What will it take to engage in the necessary empathy required to simply believe and give attention those less privileged voices when they speak about this? 

Katrina Brown
BAH ’09, B.Ed ’15, M.Ed ’17

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