The Globe And Mail Article: “Why Frosh-Week Antics Matter”
Published By: Zosia Bielski
Amanda Dale, the executive director of the Barbra Schlifer Clinic was interviewed by the Globe and Mail on the recent “rape chants” that occurred during Frosh Week at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax and the University of British Columbia.
“Many students interviewed by local media immediately after the incidents came to light were aghast at the idea that “a stupid little cheer” could lead to direct physical harm. On the contrary, Dale says such displays can reinforce attitudes: “We condone collectively a culture that allows the extremes to happen, that allows the girl to feel she can’t come forward and the [perpetrator] to feel impunity.”