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VIEWPOINT: ‘I Could Not Take the Disappointment’: How Georgetown Fails Survivors

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. The author of this Viewpoint chose to remain anonymous and wrote with assistance from Emma Oechsner (COL ’21) and a third student, who left Georgetown University in summer 2018 and[Read More…]

by November 8, 2018 5 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: ‘A Survivor Will Never Forget’: Sexual Assault in the Georgetown Neighborhood

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault in the Georgetown neighborhood. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. After my best friend was raped last year, I thought a lot about what I would do in a similar situation. Would I scream? Try to fight back?[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Finding Common Humanity

This article discusses sexual assault. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on and off campus. I am a Georgetown University student and a survivor of multiple instances of sexual assault. When I see Christine Blasey Ford telling her story, I am not proud; I am not[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Choices We Carry

The Choices We Carry

It has been eight months and 15 days since it happened and I still cannot say the word out loud. Even typing it out feels strange. Not because it is painful or difficult, but because I do not identify with it. To say “I had an abortion” would feel inaccurate[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 25 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Confession

In November of this past year, I was raped. It happened at Georgetown. The perpetrator was a Georgetown student. Rape happens here. With all the individual experiences shared on campus media recently, no one can deny that fact. But I don’t blame Georgetown for what happened to me. In fact,[Read More…]

by September 7, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Pee After Sex Keeps the Doctor at Rest

I remember the last piece of advice my high school journalism teacher gave me: always pee before and after sex. I’ve long since forgotten the probably awkward context of that conversation, but after last semester, I will always heed her words. It was around the time of study days, just[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments Sex Issue, The Guide
When Power and Pleasure Don’t Mix

When Power and Pleasure Don’t Mix

“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” Oscar Wilde said it, Frank Underwood quoted it and the girl whom I chased for most of my senior year of high school meant it. I was someone who had a traditional notion of a relationship built[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments Sex Issue, The Guide
Trust and Sexual Expression Tied Together

Trust and Sexual Expression Tied Together

Trying to put this story to paper is really strange for me, but not for the reason you’d think. Yes, I’m talking about sex and bondage, and if my mother, with whom I was just speaking on the phone while opening up this very Word document, knew what I was[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments Sex Issue, The Guide
Talking about Sex and Breaking Stereotypes

Talking about Sex and Breaking Stereotypes

At least once a month in the deep dark recesses of my dorm room, I quasi-host a sex-ed class for my girl friends. It’s usually accompanied by cheap liquor and some form of bagged snacks, with an opening line that could make its own Cosmo headline. Now, this isn’t your[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments Sex Issue, The Guide

The Fear of Leaving Your Heart Unzipped

There’s nothing more awkward than making eye contact with your hookup’s roommate as you zip up your pants prior to leaving in the morning. Georgetown, like most universities, has a very present hookup culture. It has been my experience that the LGBTQ community has a particular preference for casual sexual[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments Sex Issue, The Guide