MeToo, the strike of female students at the University: “No to a rotten model”

MeToo, the strike of female students at the University: “No to a rotten model”


“Today we are here to implement a student strike against the harassment that has taken place in the university and which has existed for a very long time but which we know is the result of a rotten university model”. The university students of the communist youth organization Cambiate Rotta gathered in front of Palazzo Nuovo, the nerve center of the University of Turin which in recent days has been overwhelmed by the MeToo storm. And they announce the strike on the first day of lessons of the new semester.

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The MeToo wave, now female students are blocking lessons

Cristina Palazzo


Dozens of reports of physical, verbal and humiliation harassment were collected by independent students who started the mobilization, to which were added two cases, house arrest for a forensic medicine professor accused of stalking, threats and sexual violence and the one-month suspension of a philosophy professor for jokes and phrases dismissed as “friendly behavior”.

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“Don’t talk about bad apples” reply the students of Cambiare Rotta. They will go through the classrooms to inform students of the start of the strike, which starts today on the first day of lessons of the new semester. “We want to refer to the entire university model and this is why we are implementing a student strike. We are referring to a system that promotes competition, careerism, elitism and elitism within the entire university and this is what legitimizes gender violence and harassment like that of recent days”.

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To the rector, explains Erica di Change course they ask for “a much stronger measure than the sanction taken against the professor in question. In particular, we are not looking for a scapegoat like what people want to think, we criticize the entire university model, therefore also the rector”.

“Strike, strike” shouted students and marched through the classrooms. And again “Victims never”.

He also sits with the students Gianluca Cuniberti, director of the department of historical studies. “I am listening, the first attitude as a community of teachers is to listen”.

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