This year’s second annual Consent Week hosted by 7000 in Solidarity at UCLA kicked off activities Monday night with its “Man Up?” art gallery opening: a photographic poster series that deals with the topic of toxic masculinity commonly perpetuated by the phrase “man up,” and how this plays a part in preventing the creation of safe spaces for male survivors of sexual assault.
Leelah Alcorn committed suicide at the end of December 2014. In a response to this, The Leelah Project was created to help end the stigma around transgender people.
Chants of “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice! No Peace!”engulfed the UCLA campus. On the morning of Tuesday November 25, UCLA students rallied together to protest in solidarity with Ferguson. The night before, a grand jury ruled not to indict Darren Wilson, the white officer who shot and killed 18 year-old Michael Brown.
It’s her fault. She shouldn’t have worn that outfit. She shouldn’t have gotten drunk. She was asking for it. She deserved what she got. We’ve all heard it before, classic victim blaming. The only reason sexual assault occurs at the rate it does is because women “should have known better”. Bullshit.
The decision by the UC Regents to overwhelmingly approve (7 – 2) a plan to raise tuition over the next 5 years to $15,564 is absolutely infuriating. Why do the three UC chancellors get a 20% increase in their salary, when students now have to pay more for an education, even though education helps us give back to our society?
Melinda Gates’s dedication to empowering women and girls, while making them the center of development, is incredible progress in combatting global gender inequity. As Gates described, focusing on women and girls is necessary to not solely improve the lives of women and families, but communities, countries, and the world as a whole.
The faculty of UCLA College of Letters and Science narrowly approved the diversity requirement proposal with a vote of 332 to 303 on Friday, October 31. While many believe that the diversity requirement is a progressive and necessary action to take, others doubt its efficacy. Members of the FEM staff weighed in on the this issue and what it really means for the UCLA campus.
On Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7000 in Solidarity: A Campaign Against Sexual Assault brought Carry That Weight to the UCLA campus. It started as a single act of protest by Columbia University student, Emma Sulkowicz, when her school failed to pursue disciplinary action against her rapist.
As a student, I call on my university to take a stand against hate speech and thereby create a safer space for students to access their education.
Get ready to read about queer families, deconstructing gendered pronouns, equality within romantic relationships, the history of feminism, and much more!
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