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Misogynist banners normalize campus rape culture. There’s nothing funny about that.

»Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in News & Postings | 0 comments

Misogynist banners normalize campus rape culture. There’s nothing funny about that. The Bangor Daily News August 31, 2017 Contributors:  Susan K. Gardner and Samantha Saucier, Special to the BDN It’s time to stop trying to be funny and instead try to think about the kinds of messages we want to send to our students, children and communities. We can expect better. We should expect better. Not just for UMaine, but for Maine. Not just for our girls, but for our boys, too. On Friday, the University of Maine welcomed its largest ever incoming class to campus. Along with the enthusiastic faculty, staff and students who greeted the new students and their families to campus, a number of male students decided to contribute their own welcome messages to the...

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D.C. will be first in nation to offer non-binary driver’s licenses

»Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in News & Postings | 0 comments

    D.C. will be first in nation to offer non-binary driver’s licenses PBS News hour Corinne Segal, June 25, 2017   Washington, D.C., this week will become the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to offer a driver’s license reading “X,” instead of “M” or “F.” The D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles worked with the National Center for Transgender Equality to implement the new option. It follows a wave of court orders in the past year that have designated at least 20 people legally non-binary, challenging the available options for gender on identification documents. “Washington, DC has long been a leader in LGBTQ rights and gender issues, and this change is the most recent example of our city’s commitment to inclusivity,” D.C. Mayor...

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Fox network’s response to sexual harassment reports sends chilling message to victims

»Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in News & Postings | 0 comments

  Fox network’s response to sexual harassment reports sends chilling message to victims The Bangor Daily News Opinion April 18, 2017 Tamar Mathieu, Special to the BDN     Sexual harassment reports have long been considered the “cost of doing business.” Recent news reports implicating business leaders, athletes, politicians and celebrities of perpetrating sexual harassment have reminded us that sexual harassment remains a pervasive issue in American society. These reports also remind us of how frequently sexual harassment fails to be addressed seriously enough to result in meaningful consequences for the perpetrator. Sexual harassment is costing Fox News several millions of dollars in settlements and loss of revenue through advertising boycotts...

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

»Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in News & Postings | 0 comments

  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.   Say “yes to consent”. University of Maine athletes say yes to consent!!!!!     Learn more here...

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Thank you S.W.A.

»Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in News & Postings | 0 comments

Thank you to the University of Maine, Student Women’s Association who presented us with $250 today!!!!!  The donation represents a portion of the proceeds of their annual production of the The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler.  Proceeds also benefitted the Mabel Wadsworth Health Center and the Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance.      

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Thank you Beta Theta Pi

»Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in News & Postings | 0 comments

    Thank you for hosting the 24th annual Sleep Out.  You guys are awesome. Click here to check out this great publicity on wabi. Way to go raising funds and raising awareness!!!!!!!!          

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