Category Archive: Sexuality

The Power of a Voice

**Trigger warning: sexual assault I was a freshman in college and I became a ‘juvenile victim’. I became an article online and the talk of a bored group of people thinking of how… Continue reading

You Know One of Us

**Trigger warning: sexual assault I am afraid of my bed.  I am also afraid of heather blue shirts. Men’s voices make me jump. I am constantly scanning crowds, always looking for the closest… Continue reading

Are We Done Waiting?

In the past month students in surrounding colleges have been protesting and challenging administrative policies regarding sexual assault, yet many of us at Gettysburg are unaware of these events. Members of our shared… Continue reading

More than Birds and Bees

It’s that time of the year –Valentine’s Day just passed, love is in the air, and the Vagina Monologues and Our Voices are this weekend. Let’s talk about sex! Conversations about sex start… Continue reading

The Rapid Evolution of Queer Language

**This essay contains terminology that may be considered offensive to some. Names have been changed to protect identities. “You remember Kayla?” “Kayla Riddle?” “Yeah. You know she’s a boy now?” “Oh no shit!… Continue reading

In the Wake of a Report

**TW: Sexual Assault Earlier in the semester, many students and professors gathered in the Junction from 10 am until well into the evening to watch as Christine Blasey Ford and now Supreme Court… Continue reading

Frats and Faggots

I’m a flamboyant gay man. I was at FIJI on Springfest Friday and some brother over the microphone called his friend (presumably a fellow brother) a faggot. This moment changed a lot for… Continue reading

Stop Pretending To Be Like Me

I was scrolling on my Facebook feed when I saw a post that appeared to be a proposal featuring two women captioned: “She said yes!!!!!!” My first thought was how wonderful it was… Continue reading

When “Straight” is the Default Setting

Coming out was never something I pictured myself having to do. Did I plan on being in the closet my entire life? Not exactly. I hardly had a clue that I was gay… Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Sex

It’s a typical morning: you wake up, stretch,  get out of bed, and check your phone; there’s a notification. Another man has been accused of sexual violence. The #MeToo movement has sparked a… Continue reading