Women Organizing Against Harassment (W.O.A.H.) is an on-campus group at Rutgers University dedicated to eradicating gender violence and sexual assault as well as educating the community about rape culture, enthusiastic consent, self-defense, and how each person can make Rutgers a safe place for everyone.

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Meetings are Tuesday, 9pm at the Women's Center (3rd Floor) in the Douglass Campus Center.

Take Back the Night

This week is Tent State. The premise is that if tuition keeps going up, the students will have to live in tents and teach themselves. That being said, it’s going to be a good week. There are lots of events planned. You can find out more here. And Take Back the Night will be a part of Tent State. Can’t wait to see you all there. 

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Jenesis Fonseca - “The Way to a Woman’s Heart” (CUPSI 2014)

"They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. There is no proverb about the way to a woman’s heart. The way into her is more important."

Performing for Princeton during semifinals at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

“One male poet approached me after a performance and said, “I don’t mean to be rude, but do you ever write about anything other than the struggles of women?” I replied, “I don’t mean to be rude, but take your finger off the trigger and I’ll stop.” After all, who among us ever wanted to speak about these things? What little girl dreams of growing up to write ‘rape poems?’ About violence? About the muffled voices of women worldwide?” -Andrea Gibson

Take Back the Night

Hey everyone! Did you remember to sign up? Make sure to do that. And tell all your friends! If everyone reading this got five friends to come, we’d have over 250 people. Please spread the word. 

One in five college women will be sexually assaulted by the time she graduates. Come march to help stop the violence.  Hope to see you all on April 23th. 

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policymic:

Gender stereotypes are limiting our sons and our daughters

Patriarchal notions of manhood don’t just harm women, they hurt men. Toxic definitions of masculinity lead to well-documented problems like high rates of gun violence, suicide and sexual violence. That’s why organizations like the Representation Project are committed to advancing the discussion about how gender limits the freedoms of both women and men. They recognize that society’s gender ideals aren’t only damaging for women; they’re universally harmful.

Their latest video examines how stereotypes constrain all people from the moment they are born.

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Well there’s that.