In an essay published in The Harvard Crimson last week, six former members of the Harvard women's soccer team issued a call for unity in response to a sexually explicit "scouting report" circulated by the men's soccer team in 2012. In the document a member of the men's team rated the '12 women's recruits on physical appeal and included their photos and lewd comments. It was shared online, where teammates weighed in on the remarks. (University officials have condemned the document.) In response to the graphic language and degrading jokes, the women dismissed boys-will-be-boys excuses. "Locker room talk" is not an excuse because this is not limited to athletic teams," they wrote. "The whole world is the locker room."
This is an article from the Nov. 14, 2016 issue