"In February 2014, Fond du Lac High School’s school-sponsored Cardinal Columns published a feature article titled "The Rape Joke", documenting Rape Culture in school and its effects on students who are survivors of sexual abuse.
The article, a relevant, compelling and exceptionally well-written piece, became a topic of conversation among students, teachers, and classes. So much so, that the only feedback received by the Cardinal Columns staff was purely positive.
However, Dr. James Sebert, the Fond du Lac School District Superintendent, didn’t find the article favorable. In particular, he found it too negative, not representative of the school body, and felt it didn’t need to be in the paper. He was so displeased by it that he actually enacted a new policy.”
This is from my high school and I should have just copied Christine’s tags in here but oh well. This petition needs 1,000 signatures and while I’m sure there will be a lot of local signatures, yours would be greatly appreciated.
Hey, this is my school. And this isn’t okay. Please help.
and maybe that’s why I didn’t see this coming.
Because it’s always raining in poems
decides to call it quits,
but with you,
it was mostly just an empty sky.
You told me we were both loaded guns
with no targets left to shoot at,
and that it was time to love in softer ways.
I pray the words don’t leave me the way you did.
Too much quiet and no thunder to warn
about the way I’ll start counting
the earth’s rotations wondering if I am really
going somewhere or not.
Turns out I don’t need your weight
on top of me for the planet
to tilt from the enormity of what lives underneath my skin.
Turns out it takes almost ten minutes
for the sun to reach out far enough to hold my hand
from where she’s singing
and even less time
when no one’s standing in my way. "