Project Open Voices: Why I Am Happy The Man Who Raped Me Still Has Female Friends

In honor of Take Back The Night, The Thrill is proud to feature personal narratives courtesy of Project Open Voices, a coalition of students providing a platform for open dialogue on campus. Today’s essay is titled “Why I Am Happy The Man Who Raped Me Still Has Female Friends” and was authored anonymously. If you want to share your story, email openvoicessubmissions@gmail.com. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can submit by signing into a second email account: projectopenvoices@gmail.com (password: kenyoncollege).

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Take Back the Night in Art: Eliza Cohen ’18

In honor of Take Back The Night, The Thrill is pleased to feature student artists and their work about sexual assault and consent cultureToday, we’re featuring the work of Eliza Cohen ’18, with her statement and piece below.

 

 

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I included this saying, “your body is a temple,” because whatever your body goes through it stays as a beautiful mechanism in this world.  Continue reading

Take Back the Night: An Interview With Co-chairs Peter Granville ’16 & Christina Franzino ’16

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As you all may know, this week is Take Back the Night week (or TBTN) here at Kenyon. There are lots of events for you to take part in throughout this week that promise to be interesting and exciting. Today though, we at the Thrill wanted to interview the two people who make the magic happen–Peter Granville ’16 and Christina Franzino ’16, the Co-chairs this year of TBTN.

Why did you want to be involved in Take Back the Night?

  • Peter:  Last year was my first year getting involved with TBTN by co-facilitating the men’s discussion. Everyone in that discussion kind of realized how much of a large multitude of men on campus want to help make Kenyon safer for all students. I applied to be TBTN co-chair in the hopes that I could help motivate some people, like me, who had been on the fringe of involvement. On a personal level, I just want Kenyon to be as safe as it can be. I know that I can look back on my involvement in TBTN and say that I’m unequivocally glad I took the time to do that.

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Take Back the Night in Art: Elizabeth Norman ’16

In honor of Take Back The Night, The Thrill is pleased to feature student artists and their work about sexual assault and consent cultureToday, we’re featuring the work of Elizabeth Norman ’16, with her statement and piece below.

 

 

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This is a quotation from this article which really changed the way I thought about consent and respect for another’s feelings and needs. Continue reading

Project Open Voices: But as a Man, I Can’t Help but Feel More Alone than Ever

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The Thrill is proud to feature personal narratives courtesy of Project Open Voices, a coalition of students providing a platform for open dialogue on campus. Today’s essay is titled “But as a Man, I Can’t Help but Feel More Alone than Ever” and was authored anonymously. POV is always accepting new submissions, so if you want to share your story, email openvoicessubmissions@gmail.com. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can submit by signing into a second email account: projectopenvoices@gmail.com (password: kenyoncollege). POV meets Saturdays at 4pm in the Bemis music room in Peirce; new faces are always welcome. 

Trigger Warning: This piece contains graphic depictions of rape.

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