So, here's a surprise.
Notice that her gender isn't specifically mentioned until about the 3rd paragraph, up until then she's simply "a student".
Are male students who do things simply "students" when they do the wrong thing?
Also, the whole article goes on to defend her actions for supposedly defending her friend from having a drink poured over her head.
So, the correct action to stop a drink being poured over one's head is now to stab a person in the eye with a sharp object. Right, only if the person doing the stabbing is female.