Is Student Life Becoming More Sexist?

12 Oct

Is Student Life Becoming More Sexist?

From a quick piece from across the pond:

Everyday Sexism, a blog that collates thousands of stories about misogyny, reports a new sexist tactic: the slut-drop, where male students offer a lift to women stumbling home from a club – then leave them miles from where they asked to be dropped off. It doesn’t sound dissimilar to kidnapping.

So: is behaviour getting worse on campus? How widespread is slut-dropping? “I’ve only heard one example of it,” says Laura Bates, founder of Everyday Sexism. “I don’t want to suggest it’s a national trend. But it is just one example of what seems to be a disturbing wider phenomenon. On the one hand, women are being told that they’ve got to go to all these club nights dressed like a slapper or a slut. And on the other hand they’ve got these boys deriding them for that. It’s a double bind.”

– Kris

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