Monthly Archives: November 2017

We need to talk about the social norms that fuel sexual assault

The recent wave of sexual harassment accusations against prominent men in Westminster comes as no surprise to many of us. We expect them to know better – to have been better people – but we’ve also seen this kind of behavior before… time and time again. They are not only …

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Awareness of social norms gives you a sense of will – The Observer

Last Thursday, Alan Grigsby’s Introductory Sociology class gave a sociological demonstration titled “The Activity of Doing Nothing”. In this activity, students, including myself, were asked to demonstrate social deviance in the cafeteria at Tinkham Veale University Center during peak lunch hours. In waves of twenty students every half hour, onlookers …

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