Author: Ashley Meehan

Equity Commission holds first meeting of semester

The new semester brings many new initiatives for the VUSAC Equity Commission. The first meeting of 2018, on January 8th, gave an overview of the year so far and the semester to come. Led by Shailee Koranne, the VUSAC Equity Commissioner, the meeting kicked off with a reflection of past commission events—a collaboration with Students for Change for the Doc N’ Talk: He Named Me Malala; Mic the Change, where 80 dollars was raised for Casey House; and the UTSG clothing drive. Upcoming is the Art at the Intersections showcase; submissions are open until January 28th, 2018, and more...

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Menstruation Frustrations

What is it about vaginal bleeding that makes everyone so horribly uncomfortable? Sure, it can be gross if you don’t like blood, but in the end it is still a biological process that roughly 50% of the population deals with. From advertisements of women frolicking in a meadow while supposedly on their period, to the micro aggressions that people who menstruate face every day, there are endless discussion points and plenty of social implications to talk about. Though most people who possess uteri are knowledgeable about their inner workings, most cis men show a strong aversion to the topic....

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