The Daily Eastern News

Fireside chat to talk women’s suffrage, #MeToo

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

March 9, 2020

Tuesday’s fireside chat will discuss the 19th Amendment, the #MeToo Movement and the importance of women running for office. Beth Gillespie, director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, said the talk will go over the history of women’s suffrage. She said learning about that h...

Women honored at Awards Ceremony

Students in the Living History Project perform Wednesday night at the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Study Awards Ceremony at the 7th Street Underground.

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

March 27, 2019

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Awards Ceremony held at the 7th Street Underground honored empowering women who are students, faculty, and community members. The women who were honored for their achievements or recognized for their research studies were nominated by colleagues or profe...

Alumna talks advocating for women amid #MeToo era

Eastern alumna Julie Proscia gives her presentation, “The #MeToo Movement: Transition From Outrage to Action”, for Women’s History Awareness Month in the Doudna Lecture Hall on Tuesday night. The presentation was to bring awareness about how sexual assault and sexual abuse victims today are reclaiming and stating their power as women.

Hannah Sieg, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2019

Eastern kicked off Women’s History and Awareness Month (WHAM) with “The #MeToo Movement: Transition From Outrage to Action” with keynote speaker Julie Proscia at the Doudna Lecture Hall Tuesday night. “The ‘Me Too’ movement means taking steps to become an advocate for ourselves,” Juli...

Alumna to present on #MeToo movement to open Women’s History Month

Hannah Shillo, Entertainment Reporter

March 4, 2019

Eastern is kicking off Women’s History and Awareness Month (WHAM) with “The #MeToo Movement: Transition From Outrage to Action” with keynote speaker and Eastern alumna Julie Proscia on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Doudna Lecture Hall. English professor Marjorie Worthington said Proscia is part of an Illinois Senat...

Survivors’ voices need to be heard

Liz Stephens, Columnist

February 25, 2018

Recently I wrote an article speaking out about the story of my sexual assault in hopes of encouraging other women to feel comfortable speaking out about their own stories.   I was invited by Elizabeth Halbe, a woman from the Charleston community whom I’ve done many theatre productions with, to ...

Every story of sexual assault is important

Staff Editorial

January 29, 2018

Ever since the #metoo movement started, a welcome change has been happening across the nation. People are finally starting to realize that sexual assault, harassment and abuse is an issue. Something that was once swept under the rug, that was once ignored and denied, now has a spotlight on it. Things...

Ludlow to speak on 2017 and 2018 women’s marches

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

January 23, 2018

Women’s marches both past and present will be talked about in a speech entitled “Nevertheless, She Persisted” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. English professor Jeannie Ludlow, the coordinator of the women’s, gender and sexuality...

Everyone is accountable for their actions

Abby Carlin, Columnist

January 17, 2018

By now, most of us have read our fair share of sexual assault and harassment accusations in Hollywood. With #MeToo and #TimesUp, women, men and nonbinary individuals finally have a space in which their stories are heard and the movement is gaining traction. With any social movement, these accusations...

#MeToo: My story of sexual assault

Liz Stephens, Columnist

October 22, 2017

The amount of women I have seen recently posting on Facebook saying #MeToo confirming they have been victims of sexual assault, harassment or other acts is substantial. I too posted #MeToo, but was almost uncomfortable because I still feel slightly ashamed to be one of the statistics. I did not...

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