Over the past couple of weeks, high school students across San Francisco have been walking out of their classes to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault and to protest administrations’ handling of sexual assault allegations. Public schools, such as Lowell, Ruth Asawa SOTA, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln, have organized large-scale walkouts over the past month as part of a larger movement to hold sexual perpetrators accountable and help heal survivors. In solidarity, SHC students walked out of their block 1 classes on November 12th and sat in silence for 10 minutes on the plaza.
The sit-in was planned by several members of SHC’s student council and announced via social media the day before. Students reposted a virtual flyer instructing students to wear black or red and to head to the plaza at the end of their block 1 classes.
Thursday evening, only a couple of hours after the flyers began circulating on social media, SHC’s administration sent out an email affirming their support for victims of sexual assault and saying that they support students choosing to participate in the sit-in. In addition, in an email from Dr. Cannon, the SHC administration said that they were looking forward to continuing these conversations in the coming weeks “to create a more just school community and a more just world….”
The above comes from a Nov. 23 story in the Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep Emerald.
What does this accomplish? Nothing. Virtue signaling. Misguided teens. Would they have a sit-in to protest abortion? Nope. You better believe the next sit-in will come when the Supreme Court overturns Roe. Then what will the administration say? Will they still support the students?
That’s fine, I guess. But someone with an ounce of integrity on those faculties had better point out to those boys and girls that access pornography on their phones are enabling, endorsing and participating in sexual assault. See how that goes?
Yes. That is excellent. 10 minutes sitting and thinking about sexual assault and taking a stand for it in high school may prevent someone from getting drunk and raping a woman in college. Teachers and faculty not being left alone with a student. Maybe someone sitting there will get up the courage to say someone did something to them they should not have done.
Maybe it will prevent an abortion, Anonymous poster called misguided teens.And maybe it will condition them to protest so that one day they will be at the March for Life. Maybe some of them already attend it.
I guarantee you that at least 80% of the male students in the sit-in regularly view porn.
so catholic high school
and, unfortunately, nothing that
is being taught or “modelled” at that
high school will do anything to lower the
Where is Brother Arnold or Brother Phillip. The administration was obviously in their safe space and watching The View. How about someone being in charge….