Monday, February 25, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
On Valentine’s Day, I was ecstatic to see so much participation in Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising event to create a conversation about sexual violence, healing for survivors of assault, and a way for participants to advocate against sexual violence. Ensler has had an annual V-day event, but this year it seemed particularly well-attended. In the Twin Cities, there were dancing and performance events; I was on calI with Ramsey County Sexual Offense Services, so I was disappointed I couldn’t attend. I have loved Ensler’s work since the first time I saw her play, The Vagina Monologues (If you have not seen this play, I highly advise you to do so ASAP). While continuing to be a playwright and author, Ensler has become an advocate to end violence against women and girls around the world. Here is a short story from NPR about the day:
Hadsell: "I don't know but it was honest and that sucked because OB and Kelly didn't know that."
Andrea: "Oooh oopsies. Well that was a long time ago though."
Hadsell: "Exactly. Dude I hate shit like that. People don't think about all the good I've done when they make a call like that."
Andrea: "Honesty - I bet it was strategically done when were having all this success to try to tear it down. I mean really, because if that person was really concerned why wouldn't they place the call as soon as they knew about all this?"
Andrea: "And uhhh you can date former athletes correct?"
Hadsell: "Exactly. Pussies."
Hadsell: "Dude don't mention a word of this to anyone."
Andrea: "If it were to get out it would put a serious dark cloud over our program"
Hadsell: "Yes. They even said I can from the day they graduate. They don't care."
The university had nothing to go on except for an anonymous phone call, and Hadsell was apparently cleared. If he was at all chastened by the investigation, he didn't show it. Here's a series of texts from Oct. 7, five days after he'd complained that someone was out to ruin his career with allegations of inappropriate relationships with his runners. Around 10 p.m.:
Hadsell: "I want to talk."
Hadsell: "And Be real"
Andrea: "Okay we can"
Hadsell: "Dude. Straighgt up...can I trust you? And. Are u really interested in me?"
Andrea: "Yes you can trust me"
No further texts for an hour. Then:
Hadsell: "Are u awake?"
No further texts until 12:57 a.m.
Hadsell: "I guess not. Fuckk."
Four days later, while in Wisconsin for a cross-country meet, Andrea told Hadsell she knew he'd been sleeping with Caitlin, who had graduated the previous spring. Hadsell denied everything.
Andrea: "you really don't lead her on at all?"
Hadsell: "Dude. I don't. I don't completely discourage. I'm a guy. Duhh. That's honest."
Andrea: "I knew it"
Hadsell: "Like you know what I mean. You're not ENCOURAGING. But you're not"
Hadsell: "Not gonna lie. I would hook up with [Caitlin] (I havemt) but if she wasn't psycho I would."
Hadsell: "But you and I are far too cool not to."
Andrea: "She is psycho! I told you!"
Hadsell: "If I fuck her I'm fucked"
Hadsell: "It may be a good ride. Just sayin."
Hadsell: "But now sure of the rest of it."
Andrea: "Hahaha noting man"
Hadsell: "Hahaha. That she may be a good lay?"
Andrea: "No I'm sure she is"
Andrea: "But she's just crazy nano"
Hadsell: "Not worth it."
Hadsell: "Dhe talks a big game."
Andrea: "I'm sure"
Hadsell: ".maybe you talk a big gAme?"
Andrea: "Hey I'm going to bounce soon man"
Hadsell: "Fucmkkk. :("
Andrea: "I know man"
Andrea: "Obvi Ill keep in touch"
Hadsell: "Fuck man."
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Minnesotans after the race: Me, Meghan Peyton, Ladia Alberson-Junkas, Hassan Mead
Parents drove from Minneapolis to watch
And Joe came from Madison to cheer