Sex Eye Culture

Shirttails serves as one of the most unifying Hendrix experiences. We all love to cheer on our residence halls, especially when we see the signature moves. But coupled with the signature Raney romp, Veasey crawl, Hardin hard-on, and crowd-favorite Martin push-up is the hyper-sexualization of freshman.  While we emphasize that Shirttails should be a peer-pressure-free environment, we as a Hendrix community inundate the freshman class with hyper-sexualized messages that have become normalized for us upperclassmen. Hendrix’s seemingly sex-positive culture becomes a part of everyday life for those of us that have become familiar with the campus and community. During the … Continue reading Sex Eye Culture

A new face for Title IX

Note: This story discusses sexual assault, harassment, and gender-based misconduct. On February 27, after months of the #MeToo movement revealing sexual assault in industries from film to finance, 120 Hendrix students filled The Burrow in a demonstration meant to “raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual assault and harassment” on campus. The demonstration pointed to ineffective college policies and procedures for handling instances of sexual assault and gender-based misconduct, calling for a more active administrative response, a thorough process of reporting, and enhanced education on consent and sexual assault. Six months later, just a week before the fall semester began, … Continue reading A new face for Title IX