PODCAST: Why are rape chants still tolerated on university campuses? Lucia Lorenzi on the #UBCrapechant

Many Canadians were shocked when a video surfaced of students at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax chanting “Y is for your sister U is for underage, N is for no consent Saint Mary’s boys we like them young.”

Last week we learned a similar chant was taking place during frosh week at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. And it’s not the first time this has happened. Why is rape culture and sexism an accepted part of campus culture and what can be done?

In this episode, I speak with Lucia Lorenzi, an interdisciplinary artist as well as a 4th-year PhD candidate in the Department of English at The University of British Columbia PhD student at UBC whose research focuses on the aesthetics and politics of silence in narratives of sexual violence.

Meghan Murphy
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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