Nova Scotia’s Premier, Darrell Dexter, recently stated that the scene of hundreds of Saint Mary’s University students chanting about underage sex without consent was “very disturbing,” while at the same time warning on Thursday to refrain from overreacting. Dexter alleged that it is beyond him how anyone in the province could not understand the seriousness of such words.
Speaking with media reporters after a cabinet meeting, Dexter stated that “I just think the decision was a poor one,” and “I don’t think we should overreact to it, but at the same time, you know, I think the gravity of the situation ought to be underlined to the kids.” The incident took place on Monday when almost 300 to 400 kids present on the SMU football field with frosh week leaders for orientation activities, spelled the word “young” by saying “Y is for your sister, O is for oh so tight, U is for underage, N is for no consent, G is for grab that ass, SMU boys we like them young.”
Dexter alleged that if the kids had thought for a second about what they were doing, they wouldn’t have taken part. He stated that “my desire would be that they understand what was done wrong here, that they appreciate the nature of it, and then they get on with the rest of their university career.” Dexter has already set up an action team to fight sexual violence and bullying and prevent incidents like the death of Rahteh Parsons in April.
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