Hands of Harvard: ‘We hide behind our label as a progressive institution’
‘It is really problematic that we hide behind this cover’
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“I think we are a lot less progressive than we claim and it is really problematic that we hide behind this cover of being one of the most progressive institutions and because of that people get away with not being progressive as a joke. Because they know they can say ‘I go to Harvard, I’m well educated, you know, I would never say anything insensitive, I would never say anything politically incorrect,’ but at the same time hide behind that and perpetuate a lot of sexism.”