Agnes Scott College Opens Its Doors to Road Trip II
I had to repost this article because I can’t believe that Agnes Scott College would allow something like this to happen on their college. I can not understand why they would open their students up to this kind of harassement, ridicule, and objectification. As if it isn’t hard enough to get away form the social stigmas of just being a woman, but these intelligent women decided to attend a woman’s college probably to have a safe space where they don’t have to deal with the types of social issues you get at co-ed institutions, like the sexism, the objectification, etc. Instead, now it’s being thrown in their face and they’re basically being forced into situations they probably don’t want to be a part of. This part of the article really just gets under my skin:
The students were also subject to horrendous stereotyping as the film crew shot the “Lesbians Until Graduation” scene which only eroticizes lesbianism as nothing more than an experimental “choice” made in the absence of men and, in the movie industry, sells women and their sexual identity as a heteronormative gift for men.
…the scene involved the male protagonists
stumbling upon the room full of these “making-out lesbians” (to
presumably “convert” them?). When we expressed offense, the recruiter
said she was warned about encountering uncooperative students who were
“really into being women” (versus into being objects?).
Other incidents of objectifying the students at Agnes Scott were documented, including reckless behavior of extras working in the movie. One student reported being told that she was so attractive, she should be careful of being raped. Another student, carrying a cup of coffee, was asked by an extra to get him one as well. [emphasis mine]
I find that bolded portion to be absolutely disgusting and would consider that a threat that should be brought up to the school, and if the school doesn’t listen, the authorities. These people should not be allowed this open door policy at this institution especially in light of this nasty behavior they’ve displayed towards the students. The students are there to learn, not to be harassed and told what they should or should not be doing, be objectified and forced to watch things that are demeaning. This is misogyny at it’s worst.