PODCAST: Why are rape chants still tolerated on university campuses? Lucia Lorenzi on the #UBCrapechant
Many Canadians were shocked when a video surfaced of students at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax chanting “Y is for your sister U is for underage, N is for no consent Saint Mary’s boys we like them young.”
Last week we learned a similar chant was taking place during frosh week at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. And it’s not the first time this has happened. Why is rape culture and sexism an accepted part of campus culture and what can be done?
In this episode, I speak with Lucia Lorenzi, an interdisciplinary artist as well as a 4th-year PhD candidate in the Department of English at The University of British Columbia PhD student at UBC whose research focuses on the aesthetics and politics of silence in narratives of sexual violence.