Hall of Shame
This is a project designed to represent the impact of bigoted comments and behaviors in speech and debate. If you feel comfortable, please share comments you’ve received from judges, coaches, or other competitors that are sexist, insulting, or problematic to bring awareness to gender inequality in Public Forum. We also want this to be a space where anyone feels that they can share their experiences without anyone finding out. Feel free to use this page to express anything that happened to you that you don’t feel comfortable sharing in other settings.
We understand that oftentimes, experiences can't just be reduced to your identity. A rude judge, opponent, or teammate does not necessarily mean that it was the result of bigoted behavior– however we recognize that marginalized people experience these comments with higher frequency. For this reason, we won’t censor any comments that don’t necessarily indicate that their experiences were necessarily solely because of their identity– part of the struggle is never knowing and doubting our experiences because implicit biases within others are not something that we can identify.
The goal of this project isn't to publicly disgrace these individuals, but to reflect on the shameful impact that their words and actions have had on our community.