School “disciplinary systems” are a joke. While an undergraduate, A. was tried and convicted at the student court at Northwestern for abusing his girlfriend. He was sentenced to therapy, which did no good. Now he has a professorship there. Even when women stand up for themselves, even when they do press charges, it does no good.
It’s hard to cope with things that don’t make sense. But not everything can be traced back to simple causes or some metanarrative of good v. evil. Things happen that are outside our control, that we don’t deserve, that we can’t fix or revenge or even understand.
And now for some Stephen Crane:
A man said to the universe:
“Sir I exist!”
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”