Women Debaters Get Briefs Torn in "Sweat Box"

Women Debaters
Date: 
October 5, 1962

The Dickinsonian staff reprinted an article from February 25, 1922 in honor of the college's 90th anniversary. Entitled "Women Debaters Get Briefs Torn in 'Sweat Box'," this article explains that women on the debate team did not "hold themselves above using methods employed by the opposite sex when it comes to winning honor for Dickinson." They adopted the "sweat box" method of the men's debate team in order to prepare for competition and have withstood gulling at the hands of faculty coaches. The faculty, according to the article, showed no mercy in ripping their debate briefs apart.

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Dickinsonian October 5, 1962