First, here is further commentary on my previous post:
Today the Arizona State University State Press reported about a recent sexual assault. The reporter wrote about the crime in the passive voice.
"ASU police are investigating a sexual assault on a female ASU student that occurred on Alpha Drive early Sunday morning..."
This portrayal of the events takes the pressure off of the suspect. That opening sentence should have looked like this:
"ASU police are investigating a sexual assault, in which a male sexually assaulted a female ASU student."
Notice the change. This is a more honest portrayal of the crime but the reporter and editor failed to write it this way. Unfortunately the media often reports male on female sexual assaults in the passive voice.
For the original article go here.
For "my" edited article go here.
To write the state press to say they need to improve the way they report sexual assaults click here.
Second, on Saturday I went to the Arizona State University & Arizona football game. Unfortunately I allowed myself to be a bystander. I just stood there, doing nothing, while some guys were harassing some girls. This was happening not more than 10 feet away. I could see it clear as day but I just stood there and let it happen.
How can I claim to be a champion of the oppressed if I remain silent? Lesson is to never just be a bystander. Take action. I think about numerous times where I've failed to take action and they really gnaw away at my self respect, as if I'm shaming myself.