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Responding to rape at Stanford

We are offended by Evan Spiegel’s language against women and the culture it promotes, but we are more incensed by the very real violence perpetrated by and against Stanford students and our collective insufficient response to it. Too many of our peers are violated by their classmates every year. A 2012 Vaden student survey revealed that four percent of Stanford students report that they have been raped, seven percent penetrated sexually against their will and 15 percent have engaged in intercourse under pressure. This must change. Here are three meaningful steps we can take right now.

Women’s rowing Q&A: Katie Toothman

On the heels of Stanford women’s rowing’s first Pac-12 conference championship, The Daily’s Ashley Westhem talked with sophomore varsity eight rower Katie Toothman in advance of the 2014 NCAA Championship this weekend. Ashley Westhem (AW):What does winning the Pac-12 title for the first time in program history mean to you and the team? Katie Toothman…

Blurred Lines in the Culture War

Not long ago, American conservatives seemed to be crushing liberals in the culture war. As George Packer wrote in his 2001 book, Blood of the Liberals, American liberals were seen during the 1988 presidential election as “a minority creed of rapist-coddlers and flag burners and pornography peddlers and other elitists.” Liberals’ commitment to broad legal protections…