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Rape anxiety

It’s a general feeling of fear — it’s having to weigh the chance that you won’t be safe when deciding if you want to go to a meeting across campus at 9:30 p.m. And the more I talk about it with my friends, that more we kept coming back to the same ideas: it is so real to us, this fear.

On compassion and security

But recently, I’ve been reading the National Review, in an attempt to see the other side, and I came across an article that made me sit up. Not because it convinced me that immigrants shouldn’t be allowed in the country, but it was in reading this article that I realized that there are so many arguments of the right that aren’t being engaged at all.

Watching Trump

Over the last week, President Trump has expectedly dominated headlines. But beyond reports about his inauguration turnout, the subsequent lie told by his press secretary Sean Spicer, and the media’s reaction to that lie, some stories have fallen to the wayside, and some went completely unreported.

Words for what we had

It hurts in a way that is hard to explain — to be sitting in the Women’s Community Center — to be in this packed room with people of every race and gender, and to witness the tears in their eyes as they watched in slow motion, with mounting disbelief, how Trump won this election. To watch them do the math and then do it in every other way possible — to hear them talk about what law, what policy, what right they can reasonably expect to lose, should he win.