I DON’T HAVE POINT BY POINT DOCUMENTATION ON THIS. ALL I KNOW IS THAT, EVEN THOUGH I DON’T FOLLOW THE LOCAL NEWS VERY CLOSELY I HAVE BEEN SURPRISED HOW OFTEN I HAVE SEEN ONE OF THE LAWYERS (A BEARDED ONE) MAKING SOME STATEMENT. ONE OF THEM EVEN HAD AN OPINION PIECE IN THE HERALD SUN YESTERDAY.
“For every smug remark by a smug, white attorney representing a smug, white lacrosse player, there is a woman cringing. Not only was Cheshire’s guest column unprofessional, but it was completely insensitive to the multitudes of women who have been victim, in one way or another, to the lacrosse players’ actions…Much of this emphasis on ‘innocence’ has ignored the gender and racial prejudice of the March 13 party. If nothing else, Nifong is holding the lacrosse players accountable for that; and as a woman at Duke who knows just how much these men get away with, I’m thankful….A rape may not have occurred on March 13, but as a woman on Duke’s campus, as a Woman’s Studies major, and as activist for survivors of sexual assault, I assure Mr. Cheshire that these men are not innocent, nor are they upstanding citizens of Duke or Durham law….Nifong might not be in the right legally, but that doesn’t mean he's not doing the right thing.”
"In her columns last year and this fall, sophomore Shadee Malaklou encouraged her peers to embrace their sexuality and have as much fun as the guys. Malaklou taught a student-led, half-credit house course last spring titled "Dating and Mating: The Hook-Up Culture at Duke" and is teaching it for the second time this spring. She also notes that most Duke students are so driven, with career paths charted through postgraduate schooling and beyond, that no one expects to meet his or her future spouse as an undergraduate." Duke Magazine
Dating and Mating: Hookup Culture at Duke.Course Syllabus:Section 1: Classes 1-3. "Framing the Conversation"--What do we mean by "hookup culture"? What are the overarching issues to be addressed by this class? We are trying to define 'the big picture' here.Section 2: Classes 4-5. "Situations Conducive to 'Hooking up" -- What kind of environment fosters and is conducive to a "hookup," looking at college campuses specifically.Section 3: classes 6-8. "The Before and After"--What are the expectations before a hookup, what happens afterwards?Section 4: Classes 9-11. "Identity"--How are one's sexual encounters shaped by that person's upbringing and social identity?Section 5: Class 12. "What Now?"--Where do we go from here to create constructive sexual encounters between college students (at Duke especially)?
“Unfortunately, in spite of all our education and opportunities, Duke women are not so strong…or smart.”