Quote of the Week

“Women are not the sole victims, and men are not the sole perpetrators. Little things make a big difference. Every time we refer to a woman as a girl and a man as a boy, we’re setting ourselves back by disrespecting ourselves as sexual beings. Every time we blame someone for choice of clothes, choice of alcohol consumption, choices in friends and other associations, we take a step back, and it’s not just the responsibility of one director, one office, or one student organization. Everyone whose life touches this campus needs to be part of the town-gown relationship for a healthier William and Mary.”

— Eric Marlowe Garrison, sexual assault prevention specialist at the College of William and Mary, commenting on the arrest of an undergraduate student accused of raping a women student in a campus residence hall, in the The Flat Hat, the college’s student newspaper, October 17, 2011

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