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Sex on Tuesday

I refuse to accept the narrative that I and other women are responsible for their assault. I’ll wear a short skirt, get drunk at a party and flirt with men all night — it doesn’t mean I am asking to be assaulted.
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On women and minorities…

While I do my best to intentionally recognize the strides being made by institutions to ensure that diversity and inclusion become practices embedded in their ways of functioning, I still do not understand how the term “women and minorities” continues to be a widely used phrase when we think about
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UC Berkeley must defend free speech, promote dialogue

At the climax of the Free Speech Movement 53 years ago, UC Berkeley faculty overwhelmingly resolved that “the content of speech or advocacy should not be restricted by the university” and that “the time, place, and manner of conducting political activity on the campus shall be subject to reasonable regulation
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Conservative speech will not be stifled by violence

Decades ago, Huey Long is claimed to have said that when fascism comes, it will come under the guise of anti-fascism. On Feb. 1, we found out who the real fascists on this campus are, and they are not the Berkeley College Republicans. Many have taken to the media to
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Do not condone violence to suppress free speech

In a letter to the UC Berkeley community a week before Milo Yiannopoulos’ visit, I made clear that both our campus’s iconic commitment to free speech, as well as definitive First Amendment rulings by the Supreme Court, meant that we were obliged to support the invitation by a legitimate student
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Censoring free speech sets dangerous precedent

Last week, free speech suffered a blow when force and intimidation by some protesters prompted UC Berkeley to cancel a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, who was invited to campus by the Berkeley College Republicans and who advocates racist, sexist and transphobic views. The cancellation should give no comfort to those
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Students should take responsibility for violence

Ostensibly, I am told, fascists came to Berkeley on Wednesday. On the morning after their occupation, amid broken shop windows and scorched heaps of rubbish, it did certainly look as if a fascist mob had invaded. Though, if I remember my history correctly, the Night of Broken Glass was not
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