The Daily Eastern News

Be respectful to those trying to make a difference

Abigail Carlin, Columnist

February 21, 2018

This week, in an effort to support our friends in the Vagina Monologue Show, EIU FEM has been asked to sell Vagina Pops. Both the cast of the Vagina Monologues and EIU FEM have worked to dismantle stigmas against feminism, including exploring one’s sexuality responsibly, overcoming the trauma of...

S.L.U.T Walk promotes stand against rape culture

Students stand outside of Old Main at the 5th annual S.L.U.T Walk Wednesday afternoon. President of EIU Pride Siobhan Doherty said, the most empowering thing about this march is, seeing the look on people’s faces as they drive by; and forcing people to acknowledge a problem they don’t see often.

Travis Moody, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017

Dozens of Eastern students gathered at the south entrance of Coleman Hall to participate in Eastern’s annual S.L.U.T. Walk Wednesday evening. The S.L.U.T. Walk, which stands for Satirically Lessening Unfair Theories, began when a Toronto police officer told women that they should “avoid dressing l...

Community to break the silence about sexual assault

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

October 3, 2017

In 2011, a police officer in Canada said women could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like sluts. This started a revolution around the world to fight victim blaming and slut-shaming, which EIU FEM will take part in 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the south entrance of Coleman Hall. Participants can stand...

“Dark Girls” shown for African-American Heritage Month

Molly Smith, Contributing Writer

February 8, 2017

A documentary on the attitudes and biases dark-skinned women face, “Dark Girls,” will be shown as a part of African-American Heritage Month. “Dark Girls” is set to start 7 p.m. Thursday in the Phipps Lecture Hall of the Physical Science Building and will be followed by a discussion panel. Maya...

Silent choices discusses abortion in African American community

Jeannie Ludlow, a professor of women's studies and Yolanda Williams, an academic advisor answer questions on abortion at the discussion after the viewing of the film

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

January 25, 2017

A discussion about the problems in African American communities in regards to abortion followed the documentary “Silent Choices” Tuesday night in Coleman Auditorium and was led by Jeannie Ludlow, the coordinator of Women’s Studies, and academic adviser Yolanda Williams. Ludlow and Williams engaged...

March to unite women, fight for rights

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2017

  Women from across the nation will come together to send a message to President-elect Donald Trump and his administration during the Women’s March on Washington Saturday. The Champaign County Young Democrats will echo the same message 11 a.m. Saturday during its own march from West Side...

S.L.U.T. Walks take to the streets

Students and community members chant, “claim our bodies, claim our right, take a stand, take back the night,” during the S.L.U.T Walk Tuesday in front of Old Main.

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

October 4, 2016

Mattoon resident Sue Dhermy was among the first participants to show up with a megaphone and SACIS shirt in hand to participate in EIU FEM’s fourth annual S.L.U.T. Walk Tuesday night. Dhermy was there to support sexual assault survivors and SACIS. “There should be zero tolerance of sexual assault on col...

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