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The Oberlin Review

College Should Prioritize Healthy Working Environment Over Free Speech

Daniel Markus, Arts and Culture Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Imagine the following scenario: You work in an office. One day at work, the company brings in a speaker to give a presentation about business development. Midway through, the presenter starts making incredibly disparaging comments about women. What would you do? Most likely, you would file a compla...

Classroom Censorship Does Not Protect Against Real World Experiences

Roger Copeland, Professor of Theater and Dance
November 20, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In a feisty essay published in last week’s Review, columnist Cyrus Eosphoros delivers the following ultimatum to Oberlin’s faculty: “If a professor feels like putting their students — over whom they have substantial power — in danger, the least they could do is prove it...

Classroom Censorship Can Improve Learning Environment

Cyrus Eosphoros, Online Editor
November 13, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Content Warning: This article contains discussion of common triggers (rape, violence, abuse), as well as suicide and hostility to consent. I am sick of appearing reasonable to people who believe common courtesy is a civil rights violation. When we talk about social change, conservative positions...

Privilege Means Choosing Silence

Chloe Vassot, Contributing Writer
September 25, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

To speak has always been a political act. The urge to protect one’s right to speak, the most basic method of communication — in a way the most intimate, most direct route from your mind to another’s — is inherently understandable and incontestable. The unwavering belief in this right is par...

Censorship Perpetuates Misogynistic Ideals

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor
April 3, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Trigger Warning: The following op-ed contains a mention of blood and derogatory language referring to women. When Toronto-based spoken-word poet and author Rupi Kaur posted a photo of herself on Instagram with period-stained sweatpants, Instagram’s decision to remove the image and the resulting uproar...

TIME Misses Point with Poll, Apology

Taylor Field, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

TIME magazine announced its fourth annual poll on Nov. 12 in order to determine “Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?” The poll lists 15 options for words to be banished, and beneath the poll, TIME elaborates on “the type of person who would like to see each nominee launched into the deepest, ...

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