What’s Current: Female students greeted by sexist banners at University of Maine

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Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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  • Polly MacDavid

    It’s not a “lack of support” for women, it’s a lack of respect.

  • Dr.Z

    My daughter will be off to college in less than 2 years and I can tell you with 100% certainty- we would make an immediate U-turn if we showed up to those disgusting rapists signs. She would be withdrawn immediately, because women are not safe at University of Maine.

    No disciplinary action was taken on those men, even though they were clearly ecstatic about rape culture. I sincerely hope that at least a handful of parents pulled their kids out, understanding the veiled threats these men were advertising. Families with sons should be terrified too… what if your male child fell in with those woman hating pigs?

  • Cassandra
    • Morag999

      Yes. That’s exactly what I thought when I first saw the photo.

    • Yisheng Qingwa

      NAME AND SHAME. Find out who these guys are and out them.

  • Tobysgirl

    As a resident of Maine, I will be calling the university and protesting the lack of consequences for these creeps. Personally, I believe all “Greek” organizations should be banned on any minimally decent and serious campus, but gangs are popular in my culture (Masons, police, Crips, fraternities) and will not be banned.

  • Tobysgirl

    And I meant to add, the only thing that will get the university to listen will be a loss of money through fewer student enrollments, alumni donations, etc.