Femtastic Friday 5/13

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced on Monday that the Department of Justice is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against North Carolina for their state-sponsored discrimination against transgender individuals, and today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released a letter directing public school districts to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.  We applaud this move forward!

The Harvard president announced that members of single-sex clubs will be prohibited from holding leadership positions on campus and from receiving the official recommendations required for postgrad fellowships like the Rhodes & Marshall. Her decision was partly in response to a recent sexual assault task force that found some of the all-male final clubs fostered an atmosphere of misogyny, sexual misconduct, and entitlement.  Read the story here.

Everyday racism subtly and not-so-subtly embeds itself into everyday life.  Good thing we have a tool to identify and deconstruct it.

Rihanna has launched a global scholarship program that will help pay for the tuition of citizens/natives of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, or Jamaica planning to go to college in the U.S.

[Content note: discussion of relationship abuse] Just because it doesn’t involve physical violence, doesn’t mean it isn’t abuse.  This hashtag confronts the complex realities of abuse and all of the ways in which it manifests.

This week, the WCC partnered with Students Supporting Body Positivity and The Bridge to put on a self-love and body positivity workshop.  Read the recap here!

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[Black text on white background that reads, “So many years of education yet nobody ever taught us how to love ourselves and why it’s so important.”

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