Student, McGill University
Paniz is a women's studies major at McGill University. She enjoys thinking, learning, reading and writing about the the intersection of race and gender, Orientalism, homonationalism and diaspora. She also enjoys biking in a sundress, rolling her eyes at edgy white liberals and making Iranian food.
I'm going to provide some gruesome details of rape to get the attention of the people who need to listen. I have tried more "respectable" ways of demanding accountability from McGill, ways that honour my own dignity, and they failed. At this point, I know nobody will listen unless I put my body on the line and make a scene.
It has become abundantly clear to me that, following the shameful example set by the Canadian justice system, McGill breeds predators, lacks adequate mechanisms to support its students, and refuses to put any in place. And in the past year, I have watched myself fall through its cracks.
04/26/2016 12:27 EDT
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