Desafiar 'La manera de la Penn State': una respuesta feminista a la violencia institucional en la educación superior

Translated title of the contribution: Challenging 'The Penn State Way': a feminist response to institutional violence in higher education

Lorraine Dowler, Dana Cuomo, Nicole Laliberte

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Abstract

The aim of this Viewpoint is to suggest a feminist intervention into the Sandusky scandal at Penn State University as a radical alternative to rethinking institutional violence at places of higher learning. Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State assistant football coach, was found guilty on 45 charges related to child sexual abuse. The horrific nature of the crimes shocked the community, but the unanswered questions surrounding the involvement of Penn State's most prominent administrators in a cover-up have implications for the pervasiveness of institutional violence within higher education. We contend if places of higher learning strive to be the embodiment of intellectual transformation, a feminist ethics of care and responsibility is necessary to negate the day-to-day feelings of fear and vulnerability that institutional violence supports.

Translated title of the contributionChallenging 'The Penn State Way': a feminist response to institutional violence in higher education
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)387-394
Number of pages8
JournalGender, Place and Culture
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Demography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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