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  • Exhibition of Works by Penland School of Crafts Resident Artists Opens at UNC Asheville thru November 4 +

    Members of Penland School of Crafts’ resident artist program will exhibit their works from September 25-November 4 in UNC Asheville's S. Tucker Read More
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    The announcement that the City of Asheville won $14.6 million in federal funding for transportation improvements in and around the River Arts Read More
  • So She Did: The Female Mentor That Changed My Life +

    I always expected that I’d spend my last summer before starting college binge-watching TV, eating pizza, and dealing with anxiety about my Read More
  • UNC Asheville Art Exhibition Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month +

    Works by Latino artists in Western North Carolina will be on view at UNC Asheville as the university celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Read More
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  • Exhibition of Works by Penland School of Crafts Resident Artists Opens at UNC Asheville thru November 4

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So She Did: The Female Mentor That Changed My Life

Written by Francesca and Womens Media Center on . Posted in WOMEN on the MOVE

I always expected that I’d spend my last summer before starting college binge-watching TV, eating pizza, and dealing with anxiety about my freshman year.  Instead, I ended up exploring my recent acquaintance with the feminist movement through an internship with So She Did, an organization related to women’s empowerment. I decided to join the organization because it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get a different perspective on feminism and my own ideas about empowerment. Sure enough, working there resulted in one of the best and most interesting summers of my life. Continue reading

Real Tips About Sexual Assault Everyone Can Use

Written by Susan Sered - Our Bodies Ourselves on . Posted in WOMEN LIVES

The new academic year has started, and once again students are attending seminars on staying safe on campus. These orientation workshops typically focus on tips for how young women can protect themselves — such as be aware and stay alert, don’t get drunk, and stick together in groups.

I’m sure all of this is good advice, but it misses what I have come to see as the crux of the matter: Teaching girls and women that they can avoid sexual assault if they just try hard enough places responsibility for rape on the shoulders of targets rather than on the shoulders of perpetrators and of political and cultural power-brokers. Continue reading

 

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