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Loyal Daughters’ begins

Letter to the Editor | Sunday, November 12, 2006

Dear Notre Dame community,Rape happens at Notre Dame, and it happens more than you might think. In order to stop the violence, we must break the silence. More than 55 of your classmates and professors have come forward with their stories and perspectives on sexuality and sexual assault, so that you might develop a better understanding of the campus sexual culture, and thus get involved in making Notre Dame a safer place for all of us.”Loyal Daughters” is a student-run production taking place at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center today through Thursday, and it’s worth your time. To those who oppose and protest “The Vagina Monologues,” I urge you to attend. We address similar themes of sexuality and sexual violence, but the focus is entirely on the truth about Notre Dame. If “The Vagina Monologues” bothered you, “Loyal Daughters” should be far more upsetting, not because it is or isn’t appropriate or offensive, but because it’s real, it’s here, and it’s now. Sexual violence isn’t unique to Notre Dame, but here at Our Lady’s University, we have the unique capacity to develop effective solutions. It all starts here. See you at the show.

Emily WeisbeckerseniorLyons HallNov. 10