Students at Western plan walkout to protest “culture of misogyny,” call for change

September 17, 2021
Students at Western University are planning a walkout today to protest what they are calling a “culture of misogyny.” The walkout will see students leaving their classes at noon to walk around the campus and hear from survivors of sexual assault. Hayden Van Neck, a Western student and event organizer, said that Western has a “culture of misogyny, and homophobia, that are the underlying issues on campus that allow events like [the recent violence] to happen.” The walkout organizers are making demands of Western to implement mandatory sexual violence education and training, create a clearer sexual assault reporting mechanism, and provide supports for students going through the process. The Star | Daily Hive | The Sudbury Star (ON)