Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

The Web 1979 "A Day in the Life"

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The Web 1979 "A Day in the Life"

Description

A multi-page story called "A Day in the Life" by an unnamed author in the 1979 yearbook depicts a version of daily life for students at UR. Written from a man's point of view, the story's language is embedded with misogyny and elements of rape culture. In one quote the author says, "The next class is on the girl's side, in North Court. I try to schedule at least one class each semester on the Westhampton side. As I am walking along I carefully note which girls are going into which dorms. This information could be useful later. Subtle, but effective." On another page describing his plans for later that night he says, "A fiendish plot entered my mind: I would get her drunk and take her back to my room! My room-mate was gone until Sunday-- Glorious."

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society, The Web (1979): 19-25. Available online via the

Publisher

The Web, University of Richmond

Date

1979

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Format

Language

English

Type

Identifier

Web.19-1979.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

“The Web 1979 "A Day in the Life",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 11, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2856.