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On the Record: Heather Marlowe, Playwright

On the Record: Heather Marlowe, Playwright

Victoria Garber, Arts and Culture editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

Editor’s note: This article discusses sexual assault. Playwright, actor and activist Heather Marlowe graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009 with a degree in art history before moving to San Francisco, where she dedicated much of her time to theater classes. Motivated by h...

GOP Places Partisanship Over Protection

Editorial Board
March 31, 2017
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Editor’s Note: This article discusses rape and sexual assault. Ohio is one of eight states that still includes marital exceptions to its felony rape laws, and it may very well stay that way. The state’s current policy creates a loophole that allows a lesser penalty to be imposed on a spouse who...

Students Protest Sommers’ Lecture

Students Protest Sommers’ Lecture

Emma Paul, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

From her podium in Dye Lecture Hall, Christina Hoff Sommers, an author, former philosophy professor and self-proclaimed “freedom feminist,” attempted, amid protesters and dissenting audience members, to persuade Oberlin students that feminism has become too radicalized. She was invited to campus...

Free Speech Not Equivalent to Violence

Roger Copeland, Professor of Theater and Dance
April 24, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I was appalled by last week’s letter to the editor, titled “In Response to Sommers’ Talk: A Love Letter to Ourselves” (The Oberlin Review, April 17, 2015). Published three days in advance of Christina Hoff Sommers’ public lecture at Oberlin, it read in part: “By bringin...

Columbia’s Review of Rolling Stone Article Promotes Questioning Survivors Beyond Comfort

Editorial Board
April 10, 2015
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Content Warning: This editorial contains discussion of sexual assault. Six months after the initial publication of Rolling Stone’s exposé “A Rape on Campus,” the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University released a 25-page review detailing the missteps Rolling Stone made in its acco...

SFP Stands with Khattab, Odeh on Israel Apartheid Week

Students for a Free Palestine
March 6, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Content Warning: This letter contains references to torture and sexual assault. To the Editors: Lina Khattab is not much different from an Oberlin student. She is 18 years old, studies media at university, dances and is politically active on campus in protesting the Israeli occupation. On Dec. 1...

Rolling Stone Errors Highlight Poor Journalism, Perpetuate Rape Culture

Editorial Board
December 12, 2014
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Trigger Warning: This editorial contains discussion of sexualized violence.  After weeks of controversy over the veracity of a Rolling Stone article on rape at the University of Virginia, an anonymous source came forward on Tuesday claiming that the deputy managing editor of the magazine, Sean Woods, h...

Students Offer Personal Responses to Lena Dunham Abuse Allegations

November 7, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Trigger warning: The following article contains detailed personal accounts of childhood sexualized violence. Due to the sensitive nature of these narratives, the authors have chosen pseudonyms.   –––––––––––––––––––   Lena Dunham, OC ’08,...

College Athletes Must Lead by Example

Machmud Makhmudov, Columnist
September 26, 2014
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

In my experience, varsity athletes at Oberlin integrate well into the broader campus community. While some may disagree, I’d bet that most would safely acknowledge that we’re not the dominant cultural force on campus, as is the case at many larger state schools. At the very least, I can speak for...

Stress in Stuebenville

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor
February 15, 2013
Filed under Football, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Six months ago, an unconscious 16-year-old girl was raped at a high school party in Stuebenville, OH, an old steel mill town of only 18,440. Crimes like this are common in the U.S., with most rape cases going unreported, but for some reason this case made international news. Even months later, Stuebenville...

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