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“SLUT: The Play” explores rape culture
Arts

“SLUT: The Play” explores rape culture

“SLUT: The Play”, opening on Friday, Feb. 16, is the latest production by the Macalester theatre and dance department. The play explores rape culture through the lens of a high school thrown into chaos following a violent sexual assault. Given the cultural context of the #MeToo movement, the play is immensely relevant to a college…

New sexual violence prevention programs
Features

New sexual violence prevention programs

Karla Benson Rutten, Title IX Coordinator and Director of Equity, and Laura Linder-Scholer, Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator, both exhibit pride for their new positions. These positions were created to, “respond to increasing awareness and concern about the prevention and response to sexual violence and other civil rights on campuses.” Benson Rutten has the job of…

Opinion

In the Blood: Trigger warnings and survivors of sexual assault

At the end of the Macalester production of In the Blood, the main character Hester is brutally raped on stage. It was shocking. It was provocative. It made you uncomfortable and it made you think—all good things that might have been exactly what you wanted from theatre. Except, perhaps, if you’re a sexual assault survivor….

Opinion

Sharing a degree with your rapist

What does a college degree mean when it’s shared with your rapist? This is a question I’ve been asking myself recently. In the beginning of my sophomore year at Macalester, I was raped by a friend and fellow student. It took me a year to report him to the school, not only because it took…