SpeakOut is a simple posting found in bathroom stalls all over Princeton’s campus. SpeakOut is thought provoking and raises awareness about sexual harassment and assault. Unfortunately, their signs are disappearing. Why? The people who make up the SpeakOut group believe it is a form a protest.
The SpeakOut group was formed because it was recognized that 1 in 12 college men have conducted themselves in such a way that they have met the legal definition of rape. Additionally, the group disagrees with current slang found on campus that degrades women and makes light of sexual assault.
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SpeakOut would like to see the issues of campus sexual assault and date rape recognized. Instead their message is being torn down – literally. We encourage SpeakOut to stay determined – as many of us around the country support their efforts!!
Author: Mike Domitrz