In the age of social and visual media dominating people’s feeds and screens, body image is a topic of discussion that many people, including college-age students, struggle with. In America, 10 million women are struggling with eating disorders, and countless more have likely had societal pressures weigh on their self-confidence. This week, college campuses across the country are tackling this issue by participating in Fat Talk Free Week, a national campaign to eliminate language that may hurt students’ body image.
The campus is abuzz with events and activities hosted by organizations in celebration of women’s history. That’s right. It’s March, which means it’s Women’s History Month! From the Women’s Center to the Rainbow Center to athletics, the University of Connecticut is looking forward to celebrate the inspiring women that have incited change and frequent our halls every day.
On Wednesday night, the UConn Men’s Project hosted “Unmasking Masculinity” at the Women’s Center. The event was organized in association with the Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) and the Asian-American Cultural Center (AsACC), and centered around the experiences of Asian-Asian American and Latino men.
Program organizer Kristina Drollinger said the donations will be given to the Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut (SACCEC). The donations are for victims undergoing a forensic exam, as clothing is often taken as a part of evidence collection kits, leaving the survivors without clothes.