History isn’t the sum total of a few men who were considered “great” by the standards of their time, but rather the ideas that surrounded and shaped our own, and the many, many great men and women who united around them.
This side is not difficult to take. There is no nuanced critique of this situation where the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who participated in the "Unite the Right" rally can in any way be sympathized with or advocated for.
In many ways, ballet is a wonderful source of empowerment and expression for women – but for years, antiquated traditions and structures surrounding leadership have been lurking in the wings.
Even if Honor Code violations occurred prior to the assault, the blame should not be placed on the victim. Surviving sexual assault is enough to live with – it does not have to be compounded upon by punishment for the circumstances that led up to it.
I didn't recall ever opening a WordPress account, but apparently I did – two and a half years ago. Go figure.