At university or college, we live in an ivory tower.
Alongside others who are, on the whole, educated, we live in a community in which people are called out for things they say and do; in which ideas and opinions are questioned and debated.
This is healthy. It’s a privilege not enjoyed in a lot of lifestyles, and should never be taken for granted. I didn’t come to university straight out of school, so I’m aware of the ivory tower I’m in. I will never take it for granted.
Which is why I was ashamed to be a member of a class of twenty-one in which I was the only person to openly identify as a feminist. Eighteen girls, three boys, and only one feminist. Continue reading