Veteran Speaks Out: WRC Important →
Veterans’, Women’s resource centers should not be compared I am writing this letter in response to the editorial, “Questioning new resource center” dated Nov. 1. I strongly resent the board’s utilization of veterans’ issues as the basis to attack the necessity of supporting women’s equality at AU. This nation was founded upon the premise that “All Men are created Equal.” This notion has been...
Chair of (con)sensual Speaks Out: Why We Need a... →
November 18, 2009 Women’s Resource Center Worth Discussing — From All Sides I am a woman. I am active in Queers and Allies, I am active in Women’s Initiative, and I work at the Women & Politics Institute. I’ve interned for the Feminist Majority Foundation and THE LINE, a groundbreaking campaign to end rape. I am the brains behind (con)sensual, the localized campus campaign for consent. I am...
Feminist is not a dirty word. It is not a degrading word. It is not an obscene...– Erica E. Best, Undergrad. The Eagle is finally exhibiting letters to the editor that support the WRC- an important step in eradicating rape culture on campus. Thanks to everyone who spoke up!
Aretha Franklin's Bright Idea - Respect
Following a tipsy (but not drunk) evening where I met yet another male, things were sailing quite smoothly. I stated by usual “I can’t do anything tonight” straight up, no questions asked. To me, to him, it meant anything beyond making out. What I am accustomed to is the male agreeing and then attempting to push further anyways. Sometimes they succeed when they try this method, of disregarding...
Meet The Predators: Yes Means Yes! Blog on... →
The Facts About College & Sexual Assault: SAFER... →
the-activista: “Rape is the most common violent crime committed on college campuses.” The National Crime Victimization Survey found that about 3% of college women are raped each academic year, usually by someone they know. The National College Women Sexual Victimization study estimates about 20 to 25% of college women are victims of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during their...
the-activista: RT @hollabackdc: Join us for a free workshop on street harassment next Tuesday the 17th! http://bit.ly/qnEd0
Uproar Over Plan for Women's Resource Center →
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WI R&S Director Spills Her Soul →
Dear(est) Jaclyn, I was barely eighteen when I stumbled upon Yes Means Yes!, a young activist who had just discovered what sex-positivity even was and decided instantly to buy the anthology after reading the foreword in Ms. Magazine. Now, it remains one of the most pivotal pieces of my feminist history. Yes Means Yes! was the first book of its kind to grace my bookshelves. Today, my...