February 13th, 2012

WRC and Involved Students in the Press

Recently, our campus has been abuzz with discussion about the concurrence of Take Back the Night with the BC Barstool Blackout Party. Both events are taking place on Wednesday, March 28th in the middle of C.A.R.E. (Concerned About Rape Education) Week. Staff members of the WRC have started a petition to raise awareness about the rape culture that is perpetuated by comments that are frequently made on the Barstool blog site. Below, I’ve included the article that started it all and the responses to what the students supporting the movement have been up to and if you support the cause, sign our petition!!

Articles from the Heights

http://www.bcheights.com/2.5479/another-look-at-bc-blackout-1.2761162#.TzlP8VHNl1o

http://www.bcheights.com/news/wrc-sponsors-petition-1.2772332#.TzlP11HNl1o

http://www.bcheights.com/opinions/the-bifurcation-of-bc-1.2776652#.TzlQI1HNl1o

Boston Globe Article

http://articles.boston.com/2012-02-12/opinion/31050120_1_jokes-sexual-assault-night-rally

Her Campus Article

http://www.hercampus.com/school/bc/wrc%E2%80%99s-petition-%E2%80%9Ctake-back-night-bc-blackout%E2%80%9D-stirs-controversy

BC Gavel Article

http://bcgavel.com/2012/02/09/wrc-guilty-of-moral-pretentiousness/

Sign the petition here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dHlpN2hFY1NUOThvaU1WZk51TEFfRkE6MQ#gid=0