I get it when people admit that they are uneasy with private boys schools because they see us as bastions of patriarchy and privilege. Schools like UCC can increase financial aid budgets, open up admissions processes, and increase our commitment to service, but all of these initiatives get lost in the sauce of news stories such as the one involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Ok. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. But just look at how the “DSK” issue plays in the media. A rich, affluent, trust fund socialist (Don’t you just love it when the guy spouting, “liberte, egalite, fraternite!” is writing those inspirational IMF treatises from his $3,000 a night hotel?)
Again, DSK may be completely innocent, but it’s worth noting that even defenders such as Gilles Savary, another Euro Socialist, has said, “Everyone knows that DSK is a libertine. He doesn’t try to hide it.”
The French press is offended that a man of DSK’s stature had to do the perp walk, and some wonder why his accuser is even treated seriously. Does the fact that the alleged victim is black, a woman, and an immigrant have something to do with this?
Where is Voltaire when we need him?