Every week brings something new, interesting, and exciting. Let us fill you in on what’s been happening in and out of the Women’s Center.

1. Jon Oliver filled us in on how wildly inconsistent sex ed programs are across the United States, offering a look at the potential harm abstinence-only education can have for teenagers and especially survivors of sexual assault. In a PSA featuring Laverne Cox, Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal, and other celebrities, Oliver shows us what sex ed should really be teaching.

2. The Women’s Center and President Sullivan have important messages about diversity for students, both new and returning.

3. #thighreading took twitter by storm, sending a body positive message about cellulite, stretch marks, and scars.

4. A natural reaction to a tragic event like that experienced in Houston, Texas is shock, horror, and disbelief. But Slate contributor, Amanda Marcotte reminds us that motivations for domestic homicides aren’t nearly as mysterious as they may seem. She calls the 2015 Public Service Pulitzer Prize winners, The Post and Courier’s seven-part series, “Till Death Do Us Part”, a “must read” for those who think domestic homicide remains inexplainable.

5. Students are ready for the new school year as the Women’s Center concludes a school supply drive as part of their partnership with Hope House.


From our Facebook:

U.Va. student Hannah Balesi shares her story about learning to value herself and her body while adapting to her new life at college.

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