ARTICLE: Victims of Nudegate say "it's our time to speak out"

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VICTIMS OF NUDEGATE SAY "IT'S OUR TIME TO SPEAK OUT"

Eden Jeong, Executive Editor

Ten of the 15 students who had their nude photographs leaked to the student body last week met off-campus to recuperate and discuss where they would go from here.

"It's been really hard," Margot Hampton, senior, said. "You don't really think something like this will ever happen to you until it does."

Hampton went on to explain that the victims, all women, were coping in a variety of ways. Some found comfort in being more vocal, but others didn't want to associate with Nudegate and preferred to ignore it.

"I guess what I've learned is that there isn't a right way to respond," she continued. "We all have our own reasons for doing what we do."

Vera Porfirio, senior, was one of the three women who organized the meeting.

"I literally had a nude photograph of myself leaked and then had my car graffitied," she said. "There's no reason for us to be silent about this anymore, in the same way there's no reason why we should have to handle this on our own."

She also explained that ...... 


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