Monthly Archives: October 2012

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

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“78 percent of girls say they hate their bodies by the time they are 15 years old. 65 percent have an eating disorder. 17 percent cut themselves, and the number of cosmetic surgeries quadrupled on women from 1997 and 2007 … Continue reading

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Making Your Voice Heard

“Women will decide this presidential election.” We’ve heard this over and over again, from political pundits and presidential candidates on both sides. But this isn’t just a talking point. The Center of American Women and Politics reported that in the … Continue reading

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Statistics: 1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. 85% of domestic violence victims are women. Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk for non-fatal intimate partner violence. 30% of … Continue reading

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Join us in welcoming the Coming Out Day Panel for our next Lunch and Learn!

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October Women’s History Highlights & Birthdays!

October Highlights in U.S. Women’s History Oct. 3, 1904 – Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida Oct. 4, 1976 – Barbara Walters becomes the first woman co-anchor of the evening news (at … Continue reading

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Apply to be a Peer Advocate for the Survivor Advocacy Program!

The Women’s Center is now accepting applications for the Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Program! Peer advocates are Ohio University students who are trained in working with survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.  Peer advocates are also … Continue reading

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Meet Our Survivor Advocacy Program Graduate Assistant!

My name is LaKendra Johnson and I’m originally from Cleveland, OH. After graduating in 2007, I attended Ohio University and completed my Bachelor degree in Journalism in 2011 – my major was magazine journalism with a minor in psychology. Currently, … Continue reading

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