Red Addis – Grievance
Which student are you?
Name of School
Grade / Year in School
Location (City, State/Province, Country)
Purchase NY, USA
If you identify with an ethnicity or culture(s), which one or ones do you identify with?
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Please tell us about your submission (maximum 600 words)
This semester at school I have been working on this project as a place for my anger and sadness. I was raped on my campus in the spring of 2021, and started a Title IX case in the Fall. It has been months with vague updates from the school and my abuser having the same protections as me. No end in sight for this case. I have felt scared, unsafe, and alone. My school has failed me, but greater than that this country has failed me and many other students. The current Title IX process is notoriously known for causing further harm. 1 in 4 women get raped in college, and yet this country doesn't even talk about it. I am upset. I hope that my voice can help in some way.
What is something you learned about patriarchy and what is something you would like to change about what you learned?
The patriarchy has been internalized inside all of us unfortunately because of the world we live in. We must actively work to dismantle these systems not just in the world, but also with in ourselves (even as women). I have noticed how I have been looking at myself and other women with a male gaze: sexualizing, shaming, not feeling good enough, etc. I am really trying hard to notice these patterns and intercept them. To radically love myself and others around me unconditionally is a way I try to fight the patriarchy.
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