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Comment 01 May 2014

But of course that isn't even part of the numbers being thrown around by the administration.  They have defined "sexual assault" as any unwanted contact with any sexual connotation.  So trying to steal a kiss and being rebuffed is a reportable "sexual assault."  "Grabbing" without any force at all is a reportable "sexual assault."  Verbal threats without any physical contact are reportable "sexual assaults."

This is where you're crossing the line for me. This one set of statements is offensively invalidating to anyone who may have felt violated by someone else. Just because a penis didn't penetrate, does not mean that sexual violence did not occur. The point of the 1-in-5 number has never been "this is how many women we know have been forcefully penetrated by a stranger in a dark alley"; the point is that we are changing our definitions of sexual violence, and that is a good thing. Because these troubling acts you speak of as being so innocent are the gateways of disrespect towards others that lead to the "rape culture" that pervades our society.

That cute little boy trying to "steal" a kiss from the little girl that clearly doesn't want him to kiss her while all the surrounding adults coo and talk about how adorable it is? He's learning that girls should always want him to kiss them because he wants to; that he's entitled to it. That little girl is learning that her feelings don't matter; that no one will believe that she actually didn't want him to, because it was just soooooo cute. Then, as they both grow up, he'll learn that sex is a currency that is bartered for with dinner dates and gifts, and if he puts in those efforts he deserves it. She'll learn that if she won't have sex then she's a prude, but if she will (and heaven forbid- actively enjoys it) then she's a slut/whore. That it's okay for people to grab her "without any force" (I'm not even sure what you meant by that) even if it makes her supremely uncomfortable. The whole mentality is completely f*cked up.

Whatever your thoughts are about school's involvement in the investigations of reports of sexual violence, please do not belittle the feelings of those who have been subjected to violation of a sexual nature that did not involve an out-and-out rape.

Comment 01 May 2014

While it is concerning to see our beloved university under any sort of investigation like this, I think that many schools in this country have been woefully remiss in their responses to sexual assault allegations. If the goal is to reduce sexual violence, one crucial step is to ensure that more cases are reported, which is hard to do when victims feel like no one will believe/help them. Sometimes there really isn't enough evidence to get a criminal conviction (which has a very high standard for obvious reasons), but that doesn't always mean that it didn't happen. If this investigation leads to reforms to help victims, I welcome it. 

Comment 22 Mar 2014

What an amazing game this was! I'm here in St. Paul playing with the OSU Athletic Band, and it was definitely a home crowd for Minnesota tonight. I think I counted a total of 15 Buckeye fans in the whole place; though we did have quite a few Wisconsin fans overtly rooting for us. We were getting lots of dirty looks as we played and cheered (we also received a Marcus Hall salute after our second goal from a rather inebriated fan down below us).

I still almost can't believe we won. I'm going to have to rest my voice all day tomorrow in preparation for the final.

Go Ohio! Beat the Badgers!!

Comment 16 Feb 2014

The crowd at the hockey game last night was probably twice the size it normally is. I don't know if it was the meet-and-greet afterwards, Wisconsin fans making the Saturday trip, the USA win over Russia drumming up hockey excitement, or the fact that it was cub scout night... Come to think of it, it was probably a combination of all four, though it didn't feel like there were that many Wisconsin fans in attendance. I would love to see that crowd size become a more frequent occurrence, because I think our hockey team is definitely on the rise and B1G Hockey is going to be exciting for years to come.

Comment 16 Feb 2014

You want to protect your and/or every one elses' daughters? In reality, the most important thing that you can do is teach your sons that girls/women are human beings, not some alien species or prize to be won. That trying to touch/kiss/etc. someone (anyone) that doesn't want you to is not okay, even when you're both four years old and it's "oh so cute". We shape our children's attitudes from the time they are very young, and as a society we obviously need to do a much better job.

Sorry if this sounds adversarial, but I look at the high school cases that have happened recently (Steubenville, etc.) where both the victims and perpetrators are legitimately children and my immediate thought is who taught those boys that treating a person like that is funny, acceptable, or anything other than horrific? How did they get to the point that they see so little value in the victim that such a violation is nonchalant?

Yes, the male gender can be scum sometimes; the reality is that there are a lot of aspects of our society and culture that normalize the idea that women carry little value beyond their ability to fulfill the sexual fantasies of men. That violence is power and the subjugation and objectification of women is necessary to embody a "real man". Our responsibility to future generations of daughters and sons is to combat those ideas.

Comment 13 Feb 2014

I play in the OSU Athletic Band, and my absolute favorite sport that we play for is hockey. There is still a small contingent of students (The Knucklebucks) that are at most every game. It does seem that recently the bigger games have drawn larger numbers of students, but certainly not the way I imagine Miami does. That might be because now we play all teams that the average student actually recognizes in conference play. It's a lot easier to get them excited about playing Wisconsin than Ferris State. Honestly, I think that the if the hockey team thrives in the new B1G conference for a few years, we could see an even bigger increase in student interest.

Comment 09 Dec 2013

If I was even considering going to the Orange Bowl (which I wasn't), this would seal the deal for me. The only reason I would have considered going would be to see some of my graduating friends who are in TBDBITL perform their last halftime. This makes me even more happy I made it to the game on Saturday.

Comment 09 Dec 2013

Honestly, I think that a lot of the embarrassing tOSU fans (and this is true for a lot of other high-profile schools too) are not students or alumni. I think they are people who have never attended college and have no affiliation with tOSU at all, but latched on as fans because we are good at football. They just don't understand the stature or tradition of our university and how that relates to athletics, and therefore don't think or care about how their actions represent all of us.

I'm not saying that all non-affiliated fans are like this, so I'm not meaning to insult anyone on here who has not attended tOSU. It's just that in my experience, the vast majority of what I would call "idiot" fans are people who have never set foot in any building on campus except the 'Shoe.

 

Comment 05 Dec 2013

I really, really hope this means it was one of the miniscule number of false accusations that actually do occur... Not that I want Jameis Winston to have suffered damage to his reputation for no reason, but because I have seen the other side of this too many times. Women who have in fact been raped or assaulted and tried to allow the legal system to determine the truth, only to see the perpetrator remain completely free and feel like nobody believed them. Lives are shattered this way. I hope hers isn't.

Comment 26 Nov 2013

As a current member of the OSU Athletic Band (but not TBDBITL), I can say that even we are warned that we would be in deep trouble if we showed up to play... However, maybe that will change now that the university is basically taking over the whole thing (or trying to, anyway).

Comment 08 Nov 2013

I don't care what team you were, you lost all of my respect if you couldn't put together the statue in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey...

Comment 05 Nov 2013

"These colors don't run"

 

That's my biggest problem with this uniform. Either they're implying blood (which is classless) or runny colors (which takes away from the power of invoking the colors symbolically). In general I'm not opposed to this special kind of uniform thing; I'm just rarely impressed by the results.

Comment 25 Oct 2013

Good for them.

I think it's interesting that Mitchell refers to them as "females" while comparing them to "men", though I doubt it was an intentional slight.

Comment 18 Oct 2013

A friend of mine in Cleveland got a new job and had to move out to Arizona. Her house has been on the market for a while, and somebody recently broke in and stripped all the copper piping out of it. I think that's pretty low. While the scrapping business is illegal, I don't really have a huge problem with going through the abandoned properties that litter the city (it'd be better to bring a lot of them down at this point). But going into a home that is clearly still inhabitable (she pays people to keep the property and house in good shape) is uncalled for.

Comment 08 Oct 2013

Yeah, plus it's Washington-Washington State. Not saying that it is the most hateful rivalry ever, but it's still a rivalry. 

 

When Michigan sucks (like always), do we stop feuding with them?

Comment 19 Sep 2013

It's actually kind of a dick move. I almost hope she wins the lawsuit.

 

ETA: I'm not saying that it's okay to cheat. I have been cheated on, and it sucks. But shit happens and sometimes you just have to move on with your life.

Comment 18 Sep 2013

I'm referring mostly to things like our propensity to spell OHIO in just about every cheer we do (and your avatar is another good example), the current student love for E. Gordon Gee (even since he left), etc. There are always things popular to some that others deride. It's just the way it is.

However, if you want something like the video above (although, not nearly as well made):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFB2vz_z_EI

Really, all I'm saying is that video fits the USC culture. 

Comment 18 Sep 2013

Honestly, that video is a good representation of USC. I went to high school in San Diego, and the people that I knew that ended up going there for college are the kind of people that would love it. There are just some things you won't understand about a school unless you are a part of its current culture. We have things that are just as unique to us that other people roll their eyes at.

Comment 12 Sep 2013

I was weight lifting in JO South Rec this afternoon, and they had set up a table to give out flyers about him (as well as pedometers and snacks) as part of celebrating his 100th. It was great to see.

I watched a documentary about him that aired on BTN (or PBS?) soon after coming to OSU, and I had never known the extent to which he was basically shafted in this country after the 1936 Berlin Olympics. I'm really happy that OSU has done so much to honor him.

Comment 04 Apr 2013

Well considering that Montana's population was still less than 1 million people during the 2010 Census, there is some truth to that statement.

That being said, Montana has a very active craft brewing community. When I lived there, every town with enough people to be called a town had a brewery, and most of the larger cities have more than one. Most of the beer doesn't really get out of the state, because the locals like it too much. The only stuff I've seen consistently other places (and only out west; never seen it east of the Mississippi River) is stuff from the Big Sky Brewing Company in Missoula, and specifically their Moose Drool Brown Ale.

Comment 05 Mar 2013
If they have Joe Buck and Tim McCarver doing most of those MLB games (and I'd bet they will), you can count me out. They're ***** awful.