Tag Archives: Women’s Resource Center

Take Back the Night Unites with Denim Day

Madigan Army Medical Center participates in Denim Day. Photo by wikimedia commons

On April 26, two events aimed at ending interpersonal violence and rape culture will coincide: Take Back the Night and Denim Day. The event is being coordinated by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Women’s Resources Center in conjunction with the Student Government Association and Promoting Awareness–Victim Empowerment. The event will start outside of Old Main at 5 p.m. Participants will ... Read More »

Transgender Visibility Campaign Sheds Light on Important Topics

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As a result of misinformation or lack of information, misconceptions about the transgender community are often made. Transequality.org describes transgender as a term used for individuals whose gender identity is different from those that tend to identify with the sex that they are born with. Michelle Fournier, Gender and Sexuality outreach coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, stresses the ... Read More »

We are Women, Hear Us Vote

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The intense controversy surrounding women in politics this election makes it difficult to tell whether this election is about degrading women or empowering them. Clinton’s historic run for candidacy is constantly underscored by Trump’s comments that openly target marginalized groups. Dr. Jennifer Collins, professor of political science, said while it may be easy to dismiss these instances as empty words ... Read More »

Gov. Walker Cuts $8 Million from Planned Parenthood

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Gov. Scott Walker has recently signed legislation that will cut millions of dollars in the public funding which serves 60,000 individuals through Planned Parenthood services. One of the billssigned at “Life’s Connection,” a counseling clinic in Waukesha, restricts how much Planned Parenthood can be reimbursed for prescription drugs. Since lower reimbursement rates are offered to clinics linked to abortion services, Planned ... Read More »

Center Presents Gender, Sexuality Issues in Booklet

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The Women’s Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is producing free booklets containing student art and literature and focusing on gender and sexuality issues to distribute in May. The center’s staff will judge submissions, and the person who submits the piece with the most votes will win $100. Fifteen individuals have submitted work so far, and the booklet is expected to ... Read More »

Street Harassment Prevalent on Campus

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Whether it is going for a walk in the evening or daylight, women sometimes experience offensive comments and whistles. This has recently been brought to attention through YouTube videos that record women going about daily activities while men verbally express their attraction on the street. When this harassment occurs, it can cause insecurity for women. Some of this attention may be ... Read More »

Don’t Say “I can’t get it”

The pink breast cancer ribbon. 

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Women’s Resource Center will have a table the whole week starting Oct. 6 in the Dreyfus University Center to raise awareness about breast cancer. October started with Pink Week, but now it is time to maintain the awareness in the campus body. Alyssa Oltmanns, gender and sexuality outreach coordinator of Diversity and ... Read More »

Bouncing Boobies: Fun for All

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There are many things that can be associated with dancing: high heels, passionate moves, thumping music, and according to the University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point Women’s Resource Center, Bouncing Boobies! “This event has tremendous personal meaning for me. Three weeks ago a friend of mine lost a 10+ year battle with breast cancer,” said Jamie Chariton the Volunteer Coordinator and acting ... Read More »