The Night, it has been taken
Written by Bwog Staff
Hundreds stood, their fists raised, ringed by police, silent. And then, the cries went up.
“Together we unite to take back the night!”
“Hey hey, ho ho, Sexual Violence has got to go!”
The crowd, about 90% women and the most popular men on campus, lurched forward, flooding across Broadway and down 116th street to
Riverside. Shouts went up in disunison, adding to the cacophony of rape whistles in a joyous celebration of girl power–especially urgent in light of last Saturday’s rape. They wound their way back up 114th street, past frat row, where brothers (and sisters) hung signs out their windows in support of the march. Passersby looked bemused, some slightly stunned, all quietly watching.
Bwog left feeling slightly less snarky than usual.
– LBD, bottom photo by Karen Kwan from the Quad