From Tuesday, January 17, through Friday, January 20, the Bruin Consent Coalition (BCC) is hosting UCLA’s fourth annual Consent Week. This week-long program highlights the importance of consent and informs the public about sexual and gender-based violence.
On December 4, CAP UCLA presented a conversation between feminist icon Gloria Steinem and television producer Jill Soloway.
I spoke to Sara Sithi-Amnuai, a trumpet player and fourth-year ethnomusicology major in the jazz program at UCLA, to learn more about her experiences as a female jazz instrumentalist.
“Some might believe that there is a difference in the way feminism is defined based on where you are in the world, but this definition isn’t the difference. The differences are in where various parts of the world have reached in their progress towards equality.”
“You should wear a skirt. Most people prefer girls in skirts.”
“With Islamophobia so rampant in this recent election, I wanted to make sure that Bruin Consent Coalition supported survivors of sexual assault from the Muslim community as well as recognize how Islamophobia has limited their access to resources.”
“I’m not your Asian AI sexbot. I’m not the manic pixie Anime school girl from your pornographic fantasies.”
These fellow UCLA students, aiming to spread awareness and destigmatize “period talk” amongst their peers, will continue to engage students in a counter-discourse that normalizes the use of menstrual cups.
The national InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is invoking an involuntary termination, where any staff members who openly support same-sex marriage and relationships or disagree with InterVarsity’s theological summary of human sexuality will be dismissed from their positions.
On May 23 and 25, UCLA Live Action and Justice For All put up a pro-life exhibit and “free speech” whiteboards to engage with students passing by with the pro-life advocates standing by, ready for respectful debate and dialogue.