A prominent anti-rape and radical lesbian student at Oxford named Annie Teriba resigned her political posts after raping someone herself. She confessed on Facebook. She didn’t know until afterwards that she hadn’t properly obtained consent before every act. She also said she didn’t observe body language.
The victim didn’t say anything until after? She apologized on Facebook but doesn’t call it “rape”. She calls it “nonconsensual sex.”
On another occasion, she apparently touched a different person inappropriately without consent but she explained that she was drunk.
Her plan, beside resigning, is to rehab herself.
She is the editor of No Heretox** – described as a zine for queer and trans voices – as well as a racial equality officer and member of both the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts committee and the NUS’s black students’ committee, according to the independent Oxford University newspaper Cherwell.
She recently “helped lead a campaign to tear down a campus statue of Cecil Rhodes, whose estate funds the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
Last year, according to Breitbart, she said,
“[The statue is] a reminder, more than being a statue, that when this university was built it wasn’t built with us in mind it was built off the back of exploiting labour and the colonial project and it’s something that still gets celebrated in the form of a statue. That’s something that students of colour really take seriously.
“There’s a violence to having to walk past the statue every day on the way to your lectures, there’s a violence to having to sit with paintings of former slave holders whilst writing your exams – that’s really problematic.”
She once moved another student to tears by attacking an Arabian Nights-themed party as racist, and she once wrote an editorial decrying the “endemic problem of rape culture” on campus.
There is a video on youtube in which she claims the US is institutionally racist.
The main point she tries to make in the taped lecture at Oxford is that white supremacy is not simply about the KKK but it’s about a system that allows whites to be supreme. Whites might not even know they are racist but they all are. She had the nerve to stand in a university in a former slave nation and claim the US was built on slavery.
This is completely insane!
It is a perfect example of psychological projection.
Here is non-consensual sex apology statement:
This statement explains why I will be stepping back from political campaigning from now.
(I owe you a proper explanation, so will go into details here which you may find triggering.)
At this year’s NUS Black Students’ Conference, I had sex with someone. The other party later informed me that the sex was not consensual. I failed to properly establish consent before every act. I apologise sincerely and profoundly for my actions. I should have taken sufficient steps to ensure that everything I did was consensual. I should have been more attentive to the person’s body language. In failing to clarify that the person consented to our entire encounter, I have caused serious irreparable harm.
In a separate incident, in my first year of university, I was alerted to my inappropriate behaviour whilst drunk in a club, where I had touched somebody in a sexual manner without their consent. Therefore this is not an isolated incident. I apologise sincerely and profoundly for my actions.
With these incidents I have rightly lost the trust of those who I organise with and fully intend to work to ensure that I both put my politics into practice in my personal relations and to prove to them that I am committed to transformation. As such, it would be wrong of me to accept platforms and access spaces until I have done so.
In order to ensure the safety of others, I will be taking a number of steps:
i) I breached NUS’s safe spaces policy, so will not be attending future NUS events.
ii) I am resigning from all the political positions I hold – from NCAFC’s National Committee and from the NUS’s Black Students’ Committee, and as editor of the No Heterox** zine and as the People of Colour and Racial Equality Officer at Wadham SU, Oxford.
iii) I will be stepping back from prominent campaigning in other forums, including#RhodesMustFall and rs21.
iv) I commit to getting help with how I consume alcohol. It is clear that I lack self-awareness and become sexually entitled when I am drunk. This does not excuse my actions, I am wholly responsible for the damage that I have caused.
v) I commit to educating myself properly about consent by reading zines and other materials which have kindly been made available to me.
vi) I commit to seeking help from perpetrator organisations – for example, I have taken steps to establish contact with RESPECT and will be seeking out organisations who specifically deal with sexual violence.
I am deeply sorry for the hurt I caused.
Yours, Annie Teriba
Does she get to stay at Oxford? I’m sure there are plenty of non-rapists who would like to get an education there.
Annie Teriba: ‘Oxford Union need to take genuine steps to combat rape culture’ pic.twitter.com/ZQvP3G6xm7
— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014
SOURCE: The Guardian