Punk Cuts 2014

July 2nd, 2014 (No Comments)

If there is one thing that has remained consistent about me over the years, it’s that I am always concocting some controversial haircut (kindly referred to as my “five-year hair plan”). Last month marked the third year I participated in Punk Cuts to End Rape for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center, and I couldn’t […]

Survivor, Not Victim

June 18th, 2014 (No Comments)

If you have never stopped and pondered the importance of language in our society and how it ultimately reflects, shapes, and reinforces cultural perceptions, take a look at Sherryl Kleinman’s “Why Sexist Language Matters.” It is a fairly quick and accessible read that argues the somewhat obvious but not always stated notion that language affects […]

Capstone Team Assesses Education Programs

June 4th, 2014 (No Comments)

As a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) student at UNC-Chapel Hill, I had the great pleasure of being able to work with the Center, a team of my peers, and UNC faculty advisors to evaluate some of the Center’s school-based prevention programs. Instead of a thesis, the MPH program requires students to do year-long Capstone […]

Feminist Friday

May 2nd, 2014 (No Comments)

It’s like my main man Joe Biden knew it was my last Feminist Friday and came out with an awesome new website and PSA for the White House’s “1 is 2 Many” campaign, which is all about sexual assault on college campuses. Love you, Joe. Sexual Assault Awareness Month just came to a close, and it’s […]

Lessons from the #EndRapeNC Tweet Up

April 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

If you missed our #EndRapeNC Twitter discussion, here are five points that came up during our discussion! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @OCRCC to stay in the loop for future conversations! 1. People of color face very different circumstances when it comes to reporting and getting services, especially when they are undocumented.

Feminist Friday

April 25th, 2014 (No Comments)

I’m digging this Game of Thrones-themed study playlist – it’s all music from the show! Like the Game of Thrones, finals week often feels like a “win or die” situation. This week’s Game of Thrones was deeply disturbing – the executive producers decided to take a consensual sex scene in the books and make it a […]

Feminist Friday

April 18th, 2014 (No Comments)

All my feminist friends have been making these fun little dolls lately and it is so strangely relaxing and wonderful. Seriously, revert back to your twelve-year-old self and play dress up for fifteen minutes. The New York Times recently published an exposé of Florida State University’s failure to pursue justice for a survivor of rape. It’s a long […]

Feminist Friday

April 11th, 2014 (No Comments)

Have you read the newest issue of Siren yet? Grab a copy on newstands around UNC’s campus or read a digital copy here! We at the OCRCC have your weekend planned out for you! If you love Beyoncé and feminist activism you absolutely cannot miss Project Dinah’s I’m A Survivor benefit concert. All proceeds benefit […]

Protections for Transgender Survivors under VAWA

April 7th, 2014 (No Comments)

The 2012 winter may not have been as cold as this past year, but it was surely chilling when the 112th Congress failed to reauthorize an amended version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). These amendments included enhanced protections for immigrant, Native American and tribal, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) survivors of […]

Feminist Friday

April 4th, 2014 (No Comments)

The Mindy Project just came back on the air and with it we’ve got the wonderful Mindy Kaling hitting the media circuit. She gets real about body image and the media in this interview, telling Jimmy Kimmel that it’s not “courageous” of her to wear a crop top. An anonymous Harvard student recently published a heart wrenching […]

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