2 days ago
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serene who is your best friend
Anonymous

you!!!

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who is cooler - morry or serene?
Anonymous

i’ll let morry think up a creative response to this

u have 24 hrs

go

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Sam lewis is very pretty and anna waters is okay

2 weeks ago 1 note
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WHEN U DONT BREAK

2 weeks ago 6 notes
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Will you be teaching at any of the capitol camps this year?
Anonymous

f yes he will and I will also be there

xoxo

-s

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CONGRATS TO RONALD LUBARSKY OF HAWKEN FOR WINNING NATIONALS IN PF!!!

1 month ago 7 notes
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So how do we go about combatting bias against girls within the pf community?
Anonymous

The main catalyst for change is always awareness. Intentional biases are perpetuated after being ignored or taking a backseat to other “issues”. 

Females in the debate community would also benefit from acknowledging their predecessors, role models, etc. The whole problem is perceptual. A strong conviction that being a girl in the community makes you no less than any guy will go a long way in terms of confidence in and out of rounds. 

xoxo

-s

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debaters pretend to be feminists, but still use the term skullfuck.
Anonymous

thanks for ur input ! 

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have you ever lost to an all girl team morry?
Anonymous

Yep, ex. I got facecrushed by Reena and Lily at Laird Octas in what may have been the most informative round on the Sahel topic for us.

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Congrats on Williams, Morry!
Anonymous

Thanks!

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Do you guys have a video of you debating? It would be cool if you could post it
Anonymous

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Having debated girl-girl teams and talked to many female debaters, I understand there are biases they have to deal with consistently. However, I don't think national successes of girl-girl teams are evidence of this. Consider how few girls actually do PF, proportionate to guys, and then consider how few girl-girl teams there are, and I think that makes it pretty clear why they aren't represented on the highest level that often.
Anonymous

Yeah but then you gotta ask yourself why does debate have such a skewed girl:guy ratio in the first place?

-M

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Do you think its harder for all girl teams to be succesful in pf?
Anonymous

I used to be on one.  If you handle yourselves well then it’s not hard but there is a huge double standard in rounds which have a girl-girl team vs. a boy-boy team because boys usually get away with things that girls don’t get away with. Stay tuned for more feminist rants by Serene in the future! 

(Don’t get mad at me for answering a question seriously, Morry) 

-Yours Truly

Yo questions about fucked up things happening in the community are always worthy of good answers, only the stupid ones get sass.

Let me put it this way, as far as I know, only one all female team has won an octas bid tournament (shoutout to Presentation at Berkeley!) this year and if I’m missing another team then it just proves the point that girl-girl teams get nowhere near the attention they deserve. From a guy’s perspective I can’t speak from experience on how girl-girl teams are affected but I know that I got away with being a smartass (to teams of all genders) so many times this year and I’m betting a large reason that my actions were seen as perceptually dominant instead of being dickish as hell and getting speaks or rounds dropped was because I’m a guy. Think about it: no girls were included past octas this year at the TOC (even those with guy partners) and there has been one girl in finals (MEGAN!!!!!) in the past five years. I think that speaks to a larger structural bias going against women in this community. I’m not going to go further into it because there are people way more qualified and with much more first-hand experience on this issue, but yes, I think it is harder or an all girl team to be successful in PF.

-M

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Do the arnesens get more debate girls/GDS than Ben or fionn?
Anonymous

Irrelevant. Laurel Springs gets all of the debate girls/GDS

-S

Ahem

-M

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