Note: A lot of this post talks about behavior in the context of sexism because that is what I’ve personally experienced most in debate. However, the same lines of thinking apply to issues of ableism, racism, classism, homophobia, and transphobia. If you have anything to add to the list at the end, please reach out… Read More FROM AWARENESS TO ACTION BY ZARA CHAPPLE
Hi! A couple of wonderful people had the idea to host a brunch/meetup/networking opportunity for womxn in PF debate who are in/around NYC– as long as you can get here we’re happy to have you! This is an opportunity for girls and non-binary people, who are too often excluded from their teams (and the debate… Read More NEW YORK CITY WOMXN IN DEBATE MEETUP!!!
At this point in the year, most debate teams are trying to recruit underclassmen. Usually, these initial meetings are mostly female, while upperclassmen and club leadership are mostly male. Many girls will attend a tournament or two and then leave, deciding that debate is “not for them”. By the time they’re in 10th or 11th… Read More HOW UNDERCLASSMEN ARE TREATED (AND HOW TO HELP) BY ZARA CHAPPLE