Carmen Maria Machado’s debut collection of short stories, “Her Body and Other Parties,” oscillates between the horrifying and humorous, the fantastical and psychologically troubling, the uncanny and original. All eight stories feature women on the verge of becoming “madwomen in the attic,” challenging genre archetypes and traditional notions of femininity with inspiration from fairy tales,…
“Beast” premiered at the Toronto International Festival in 2017 and also played at this year’s Sundance Film Festival — and it’s a unique film that leaves more questions than answers but very successfully tests the limits of cinematic ambiguity.
On Wednesday, the Stanford Political Union (SPU) held its latest event aimed at putting differing views in dialogue, hosting two professors to discuss current issues with Stanford’s Title IX and other sexual violence policies.
How and why would an individual forget traumatic experiences? This was one of the questions that prompted University of Oregon psychology professor Jennifer J. Freyd Ph.D. ’83 to conduct in-depth research on the complexities of sexual harassment and abuse.
While Ellery Dake ’14 was a Stanford undergraduate, another student — then a member of the football team — allegedly raped her. Nearly eight years later, this January, Dake began pursuing punitive action against him through Stanford’s Title IX Office.
My friends often tell me in times like these to stop reading the news. “Don’t go on Facebook,” many of them say, and the suggestion is well-intentioned, for sure. But I know that even if I abstain from social media, turn off the breaking news updates sent to my email inbox, or even completely turn off my wi-fi, I am fighting a losing battle. Reality catches up to us all, Stanford bubble or not.
Annual Asian American issues conference Listen to the Silence (LTS) saw an increased number of attendees this past Saturday. This event is the largest event of the year hosted by Stanford Asian American Students’ Association (AASA). This year, the theme of LTS was “Towards Healing: Letting Go, Lifting Up,” centralized around “anger as a process of healing,” according to this year’s mission statement.
Practically all we hear on the news consists of stories of pain and suffering, the infliction of trauma on nations and their peoples. When an event inflicts trauma on a collective, people must deal with the trauma together, as well as coming to terms with things on an individual level. We can use the events in France this past week as a case study: when events that inflict a trauma on an entire nation end violently, it can make overcoming the trauma much more difficult.