October 11, 2009
Is It My Job to Teach the Revolution?
When I wake up in the morning and head to my job, I ask myself: Will this be a day I start the revolution? Or will I be called upon to stop it?
The question has become prescient over the past 12 years in my work at a women's center at a small, prestigious liberal-arts college. My favorite memory, of a student intern I'll call Cathy, illustrates the dilemma I face daily: Cathy had helped the center organize Sexual Assault Awareness Week, which included our Take Back the Night march and
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