The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 23, 1986 - Page 3
Men and women to rally against rape
By LAURA BISCHOFF
Over 1,000 women and men are expected to
protest the American society they say
promotes rape at next Saturday's seventh an-
nual Take Back the Night march and rally.
The rally is open to both sexes, but only
women are allowed to participate in the march,
said Jennifer Akfirat, a member of the Ann
Arbor Coalition Against Rape.
THE controversial policy is decided every
year in meetings open to the public, she said,
and participants this year have agreed to
protect the symbolism of women being free to
walk at night on their own.
"We want to stand up for ourselves for one
night," Akfirat said.
Julie Steiner, coordinator of the University's
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Cen-
ter agrees. "Women are with men most of the
time and want to take control of their situation,
and symbolically take back the night," she
"MEN don't need to take back the night.
They've already got it," Steiner said.
"It gives you a sense of your personal
power," said Residential College sophomore
Rachel Heckscher. "Men's efforts are ap-
preciated but it wouldn't mean the same if they
marched with us."
Heckscher said people need to look beyond
the militant feminist connotation of the policy.
THE exclusion of men from the march
"comes off as a feminist anti-men campaign
rather than 'we have a problem, let's get
together and work on it,"' said Rick Belloli,
an LSA senior and a volunteer at the Safe
House for battered women. Belloli is con-
sidering attending the rally for the first time
Men Against Rape Culture (MARC) will
sponsor a rally during the march so that men
can show their support for anti-rape efforts.
Part of the symbolism of the march will be
lost, however, because the city requires police
to accompany all marches. "It is ideologically
contradictory to have police protect you while
you're trying to take back the night," Akfirat
MALE officers often lead the march, Akfirat
said, because the police union refuses to be
discriminatory in giving out overtime.
"This is one of the things we have to deal
with," Steiner said, adding that next year they
hope to ask female officers to request overtime
for that night in advance.
Last year's marchers encountered spitting
and beer bottles thrown out of windows.
"REACTION of men along the route in the
past has been almost uniformly negative," said
Susan McGee, who will speak on rape culture
at the rally before the march.
Heckscher said the opposition showed that
many men missed the point of the march. "I
realized that educating ourselves isn't
enough. There's a long way to go because
sexual assault is so deeply rooted in our
society," Heckscher said.
The seventh annual rally and march starts at
7:30 p.m. at the Federal Building. The rally will
include guest speakers, self-defense demon-
strations, music, and the results of a sexism in
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students a spectrum of English and
American literature from the
Medieval period through the 20th cen-
Some English students, however,
criticized the quality of the core
''THEY (the cores) are terrible,"
said Laurie Krusas, an LSA junior
and English major. "They treat the
works on a very superficial level.
They don't probe the meanings."
KRUSAS said English 356's treat-
ment of Moby Dick touched on only
"the very obvious things" and none of
"the major philosophical themes."
Rebecca Cox, an LSA senior and an
English major, said the core classes
did not help improve her writing
skills, which she feels should have
been "part of their aim" since they
are required courses.
Cox agrees with Krusas that the
courses only supeficially cover the
periods they teach. "You never learn
what the trends were in the develop-
ment of the writing and how it relates
to the history of the period," she said.
ENGLISH department members at-
tribute these problems to a 50 percent
rise in the numbers of English concen-
trators, which has caused staffing
may restructure requirements
"Of course," classes suffer from
overcrowding because they become
more like lectures than discussion
sections, Smith said. He agreed that
students now receive less individual
attention to improve their writing
To solicit student input, the commit-
tee last week passed out
questionnaires to students in English
357 and 417, a required senior
seminar. The questionnaires ask
students to evaluate the classes and
recommend what authors and texts
they should emphasize.
New code draft faces old opposition
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South Quad if he performed commun-
Convinced that a code is not needed,
Rose and Schnaufer insist that it may
be used to stifle dissent on campus.
IN A COVER letter to its draft,
however, the council writes, "The en-
tire University Council would like to
assert our intention that the
Emergency Procedures document
will not be used to quell behavior
protected by the First Amendment;
nor will people partaking in the events
be processed under these
The council does give the University
power to punish students involved in
political protests, but only if they have
"intentionally inflicted grievous
bodily harm, or intentionally commit-
This is a much milder stance on
political dissent than previous code
proposals or even the stance the coun-
cil planned to take until its last
PREVIOUS code drafts gave the
University power to punish all forms
of civil disobedience.
Rose, however, is still not satisfied.
He fears that any University code
would have the potential for abuse
because of the influence held by
Although the council has given itself
the power to appoint the central coor-
dinator who would be able to impose
temporary restrictions on the ac-
cused, Rose said the coordinator
would become strongly alligned with
"The University butters his bread,"
In addition, Rose said the Univer-
sity would have an unfair advantage
on the hearing board which would
decide whether to extend the coor-
HAVING an administrator on the
board, which also includes two-9tud-
ents and one faculty member, would
be the equivalent of having a member
of the prosecutor's office in a jury,
Councilmembers point out that in
order to find a student guilty, the
board would need a unanimous
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Archery Club - 8 p.m., Coliseum.
Dissertation Support Group - 8:30
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