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Weinstein’s conviction is not the end

March 5, 2020

On Feb. 24, 2020, Harvey Weinstein became a convicted rapist in what is undoubtedly an important milestone for the #MeToo movement. Weinstein was convicted of a criminal sex act and rape, but acquitted...

Our president is still a rapist

February 20, 2020

In the haze of the impeachment trials and never-ending onslaught of criminal accusations, I think it can sometimes slip our minds that our president is a rapist. Despite the rise of the #MeToo movement,...

Addressing atrocities against women in India

Illustration by Hannah Paul
December 12, 2019

Not many people have heard about the atrocities against women that have been going on for decades in India. If they have, they do not seem to care. This disregard is partially because feminist media continues...

Letter to the Editor: Re: Sexual Assault Dashboard Article

March 1, 2018

A few weeks ago, there was a Whitman Wire article in which I responded to questions about campus sexual assault statistics. While the article didn’t include the full context of the conversation,...

Another Opinion on Aziz Ansari Allegations

January 25, 2018

Aziz Ansari is not guilty of sexual harassment; he’s guilty of being a poor listener and a bad feminist. Grace (his date), is guilty of passivity and apathy during a time that called for strength. Grace...

An opinion on Aziz Ansari Allegations

Illustration by Abby Takahashi
January 25, 2018

Aziz Ansari has faced a lot of criticism regarding his alleged sexual misconduct, and new reports from the night of the event that have sparked a lot of conversation in the media about the extent to which...

Athletes Grapple with High Rates of Sexual Assault Accusations

February 2, 2017

While many of Whitman's varsity sports teams continue to see outstanding success on the field, concerning off-field behavior has been brought to light as the school continues to see high rates of sexual...

Students React to Banners Condemning Sexual Assault Policy

October 31, 2016

Two large posters reading, “Whitman Only Punishes Victims” and “It Has Been 3 Days Since The Last Reported Rape” in red letters were hung up on the tennis courts on Fall Visitors Day. On Wednesday...

Anderson and Fox to Fill Vacant ASWC Senate Seats

Anderson and Fox to Fill Vacant ASWC Senate Seats
October 5, 2016

Sophomore Paris Fox and senior Jack Anderson will fill the two vacant seats in the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) senate. Last week a special election was held to determine who would become...

Plans for Campus Coalition to End Sexual Assault

September 22, 2016

Junior Catherine Fisher, an intern to Associate Dean of Students Barbara Maxwell, is attempting to start a Coalition to End Sexual Assault that would invite diverse groups from around Whitman’s campus...

Whitman Welcomes a New Sexual Assault Victims Advocate

September 22, 2016

Hailey Powers, Whitman’s new Sexual Assault Victims Advocate, will begin work on campus this week. Employed by the local YWCA, a sexual assault and domestic violence response organization with a branch...

OCR visit draws crowds, incites controversy

Professor Melissa Wilcox amended the door hangers produced in conjunction with the visit from representatives from the Office of Civil Rights. Photo by Anna Dawson.
April 30, 2015

Investigators from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) visited Whitman from Wednesday, April 22 to Thursday, April 23 to determine whether or not the college is following its professed Title IX and sexual...

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