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Elena Gleed

Op-Ed Contributor

Number of articles: 1

First Article: December 1, 2017

Latest Article: December 1, 2017

Criticizing ‘fuckboy’/‘softboy’ misses the point

An article titled, “The unintended impact of the ‘fuckboy’ and ‘softboy’” published in the last issue of the Orient, argues that the terms the Bowdoin community uses to describe opposite-sex relations creates an unfair binary for “the good guys.” In an attempted plea for empathy, the author claims that while not all men “care about ending rape culture,” he does, but he feels ostracized and at a loss for how to show commendable allyship.

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