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0! Of -------------February 14, 1994 -U>lume 1 -Number 8-------------Campus Sexual Violence Conference at Duke University At the end of ISP, eleven of us traveled to Duke Uni \'('rsity for the 111ird Annual Conference on Campus Scxua I Violence. Along with 130 other students, we attended workshops and discussion gmups. Addressed topics included : coercion/acquaintance rape and the backla h, understanding the dynamics of adult male rape, getting people involved in the sruclent anti -rape movement, gay and lesbian issues in anti -rape work, confronting the backlash, men against rape and sexism, and creating safe enviroments for conversations on race, gender, and sexuality In workshops and outside of workshops, we leamed about organizations and programs developed against sexual ,ioknce and to support students who have been raped. These discussions helped us realize objectives and practical means of implementing change at ew College. Many of us who anended the conference attended the recent meeting to discuss creating a sexual assault/sexual harrassmcnt policy here In discussing a policy, we realized how may things need to be done to raise awaeness, provide resources, and guarantee safety from sexual violence for all stuucnt,c; Four S('parate committees were formed for the cre ation of a sexual assault/sexual harrassment policy spedfic to 0:cw College. to conduct a trial run of the Antioch policy of dc::H \'t'rbal consent for all sexual actions, to devise a way to inform one another about these issues on campus and how they aiTect us. and to build from dust a permanent safe place to provide support for victims/survivors of sexual violence to which they can tum for emotional and legal resources and for a safe haven. 111is space could also serve as a center for outrtach and organizing If you have questions about the conference or what w< arc doing on campus, come speak to us: Lisa Cheby, Kim E\crsole, ArdatJl judd, Arin Mason, jenny McKeel, Ashtyn ,\1ukherjea, Jyl Sutherland. Lisa Yamaoko, and Peggy Yonuschot. This semester will prove to be busy and impor tant. We are very enthusiastic about these opportunities to enact real, pennanent, necessary, long overdue change at ew College and hope that everyone can share in our enthusiasm and action Mail Delivery Improving 4 '8(()f)Utd4 -----------On-campus mail delivery is a service that has not been supervised much in the past. Since the beginning of the year, Student Affairs has tried t o change that. TI1e mailroorn floor, usually covered with old mail and memos, has been cleaned up. All boxe,c; haveen securely to let mail deliverers know exactly whose IX)X is whose. A database was created to store forv.:arding addre .<;se,c;. as well as a new request fonn to make forwarding mail easier These changes are largely the work of Renee Duke, the Office Manager of Student Affairs since last October. Renee stated that she is, "rea lly trying to work with students who put out the mail, and that she wants, my people to be sible for the mail. n Part of that responsibility includes no longer lea\'ing mail out on the mail room desk, but bringing any undcli\'{"lt'd mail back into Student Affairs Renee had several for tltis the most important one being security 1\lany times stu dents have been known to sort through mail before it "vas placed in boxes. Renee also hopes by this to show students that Student Affairs is being responsible for their mail. Occasionally, there are still delays in delivery. such as when there is a large in nux of mail that cannot be in one day, and/or when student(s) do not show up for work. furthermore, mail still sometimes can be found sitting in the mail room overnight. Yet on the whole, Renee feels that mail service has "definitely" improved from last semester already. The students currently working in delivering the mail are GrifT Jones, Rachel Hervey, Stacey Lucas, and Alana McHorris. Another facet of mail delivery that has been about for sometime is getting new mailboxe to R?placc the rather antiquated ones now being used. t-!ark john.,on has had architects come in and examine the room. and there is a possibility of new boxes being put in as early as next fall. Renee said that she hopes any new box design will include closed doors but with slots so that students may continue to use mailboxes to lea\'e messages


yp.t 2. I.e ... ll(' Sh:lfT<.r < 1')8 -0561) Layout and Design Editor : Ari Weinstein. Contributors: April Richards, Mark Breimhorst, and Ken s YO! "' typeset in PageMaker 5.0, with bod}' text in t 11amond hvhne.c; in Bru h cript, and Headlines in Aria! lll.lck YO! i-, printed by the Campus Copy Center Lettl'r'> to the Editor should be typed and submitted on disk with a printed copy attached to Box 373. Students Work to Save Florida PIRG Students at New College will be petitioning in the <. < 1ming weeks to urge niversity President Betty Castor to continue the Florida PIRG program and fee at the campus. Continuing the campus-based Florida PIRG program and the waivable fee is essential to preserving the only state wde student group in Florida working for environmental pr n tel'lion and consumer rights. For till' past decade, Florida PIRG students have pl., ed a role in keeping oil and gas companies nut olthc key:-, 1111pmving recycling across the state and on cam pu.;, and toxic wast e sites cleaned up. Ead1 l nivcr:-.ity President penodically reconsiders "ilcther tltc !'lorida PIH(1 program and fee is a worthwhile addition tn l .lmpuc; l ife As part of that evaluation, students h t\ <.' repcatnlly demonstrated majority support for keeping !'lorida PIR<, at FSU, { SF, FlU, and New College. Bc-,tdcs reaffirming support for the program and fee, Florida PIHG is working to extend the bans on o.lfshore drill inx in the Keys to include the entire coastline of F lorida, lobbying for laws that will prevent toxic pollution, promot pol ickc; for clean and renewable energy, protecting en dangered species, organizing campus and community projects to alleviate hunger and homelessness, and revitalizing on campus I f you arc interc ted in working on a campaign or in anv way bcwming involved with Florida PIRG at ew Col come to the General Interest Meeting, Wednesday, Feb nury 16 at 7 PM at the Fishbowl. For further details, <.nntact Mc(ice Young at 358-0999 or Box 101. S T D Testin g Offered '111<.' Sarao;ot:l County llealth Dcp:11tment nfi"tro; t nm prehert<;iv<' STD ( Stxually Transmittnl Diseasd ,\Inn day through Friday at8:00 a m and 1 :00 p.m. only on rriday). They test for all STD '.c; indudinR I IrV The clinics start at thl' indicatl'd timts and on until C\'t't yont is s<.nt<.l. But, if you show up late the available appointmtnts for the clinic may be filled The fee is based on a scale, fnrn free to $35 .00 dep<:nding on ability to pay. They test first and deal with the money later: '11le location is 2200 Hingling Blvd. Additionally, Sarasota AIDS Support offers free II IV testing during the third wtek of every month on Friday S R and Saturday 10-1. Call 3511551 for appointments. Baccalaureate Announcement Angelyn I lays-" Mapping the Texas Winci Hoad The Uncensored Lives of West Texas l3irds Solarium, Cook Hall. February 16, 1991 at 1 :00pm. A creative linking of ornithology and poetry. Announce your haccalaureate I n YO! SPARCC Presentation Laurel Lynch Victim's Advocate, wil l be giving a pre sentation about SPARCC-Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center of Sarasota County-and the services it provides to the com munity. She will speak of domestic violence and rape, what can be done to combat such problems, what services arc avail able to help survivors and perpetrator and molt' 'l11e presentation will be held on \\t-dnesday, Febn1ary 16th at 7 :00 p m. in SudakoiT. The presentation last until approxi mately 8 : 30, with a question and answer session to follow. Farulty and staff arc especially encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please direct them to jill Ross. !3ox .lOll. or phone at _)5 1 o')7 ) Facilitators' Support Group 1\ Facilitators Support Group organizational meeting was held Tuesday, February 8 The disrussion focused mainly on whether such a group was necessary and what kind of function shoul d it serve. The concept was introduced as a way to i n s titutionalize dialogue among campus "leaders" and organi zers, and to document solutions to frequent problem organizers face. Mark Breimhorst a n d Anne Fis her hoped to create a central venue fo r the information. Ideas discussed for this included the t"l'('ation of a data base, contacting local alums, and the fonnation of a general support group to venti late problems and w o rk with concret e suggestions. The will probably meet o nly three or four times per tenn. possibly divided into separate meetings for speci fic issues and relief. Febmmy 11 1991 ------------------


ark's News --------Mark Breimhorst is looking for people to accompany him across town to pluck some tangelo trees and give the tangelos to local food closets. Drop by his office for details. The Medit.ation Series is continuing in the Spring, Mondays 8-9 p.m. in the Music Room. It is a student-led program Melissa Par ons for more information. The New College Varsity College Bowl Team will be faong off against Dean Michalson, Prof. Suzanne Shennan, Director of Student Affairs, Tom Levitan, and a mystery par ticipant on Thursday, February 17 at 6 p.m. in the Fishbowl. Ben Wykov and Mark Breimhorst will be playing soc cer every Wednesday at 5 p m. on the field between tJ1e Ham Center and Pei. Cont.act either of them for information. Wed. Feb. 23 at 6:15p.m. in theTA, a Sarasota Poetry Performance Troupe "ill do a dance performance of poetry to music called Soul Speak The director, Justin Spring, calls it "M1V with style." If you are interested in Phi Beta Phi, an honors society. and the awards they present, cont.act Mark BreimhorsL 'I11ty arc intereetsed in students with many extracurricular aovties And hey, it can't hurt your resume! Arc you interested in hanging out at Disneyworld and Epc01 center? Mark Breimhorst is thinking of arranging a trip on some weekend in late March or April. Let him know if ,ou are interested. January Police Log The major crimes reported for the month of january we-re the grand thefts of the publications office computer and themusic room break-in. 1 / 1 Criminal trespass and 5 traffic tickets written at the same time to non-students roaming tlle parking lots L Game room glass door broken, criminal mischief 1 /2-1 The handset of the emeigency phone behind the book store was ripped out. It has been replaced 1 / 3') Alcohol I.D. 5 alcohol J.D. checks, 4 other traffic citatons, 10 false fire alarm (a felony), 9 suspicious people/vehicle com plaints and 17 J.D. checks related to those complaints. Additionally, an unidentified soun::e informed YO.'that s/he beliC'\ed the game 100m glass door was broken by some one punching a hole into it, cutting their hand. This is contrary to a different source who believed that the break was caused by a flying pool ball 'tt:J! Page 3 Pornographic Potential: In earch of Ero ica ---------TI1is is the first in a series of many columns on the subject of pomography. TI1ere are many issues to be consid ered when discussing pornography: feminism and pornogra phy, pornography and rape, pornography and body image, and pornography and erotica. I will attempt in this space to name the many different types of pornography and discuss how erotica is/should be differentiated from pornography. Ask 100 people what pornography i and most likely you will get 100 different answers. Pornography is very im portant to some people and less so for otllers. Some people will define pornography as sexually explicit language, for oth ers the written word denotes pornographic material, and some see pornography as the visual representation of sexual situa tions. As long as tllese three are all considered pornography, there is no value judgement on the specific medium. How ever, pornography is often considered the visual representa tion, and the written word is called by the more polite tern1 "erotica." Some people believe that visual pomography is linked to rape, and that it degrades women mote than erotica. The last two wilJ be discussed when I feminism and pornography. Some people value visual pomography over erotica, because they value visual representations over writ ten representations and there arc those who value erotica over visual pornography for the inverted reason So, back to April's favorti<. complaint: we need dif ferent terminology and language to describe the e old acts and practices. Pornography suffers from a rather negative connotation; it is without the aesthetic principle of written erotica--one soon reaches a nudity threshold with visual por nography; one can only see so many vaginas and penises, before one begins to lose interest. I have heard two different distinctions for pomogra phy and erotica; pornography is visual and erotica is by women. These facile definitions an: useless at best. and hann ful at worst. To begin with, when one assumes that erotica is only by women and when erotica is priviledged over pornog raphy for aest11etic factors, a natural conclusion is that women don't do pornography, that somehow female sexual expres sion is different and better than male and that women would not express their sexuality visually. 'V:t' know that no one group thinks the same about sexuality. and trying to differentiate about sexuality on the basis of sex. is a rather useless division; the truth of the matter is, for better or worse, women can get just as diny and perverted as men on any given day. This is the stuff sexual liberation is made of: for a woman to engage in sexual inten::ourse is only the beginning "Pornography" Continued on page 5 ----------------Febmaty 14, 1994 -----------------


Organizations and Activities Organizations Amnesty International: Meetings every Wednesday at 7 p m 'n the Hamilton Center couches. For more infonnation, cont.2ct jen Robbins, Box 256, 359-2139, or 'fracie Merrill Box % 359-9742 Bike Shop: The Bike shop is located at Parkview House. Call for more information. Bi-Sexual Rap Group (discussion, not music): Meets bi monL:.Uy in z variety of locations Look for signs posted aound campJ.S for details meeting times and places. In add1!.1on to holding regular discussions concerning bisexual issues we engage in social activities, such as potluck dinners. movies. and lectures If you are oi-friendly, bi-curious, or ju.<{ plain bisexual. please join! Contact Amy Box 37, or Michelle, Box 278 for more information. The Emp091ered Womyn in Film Series: Contact Box 373 for more information. Erehwon Food Co-op: Orders are placed bi-monthly on Mon6ys f o r delivery on .....xednesdays o minimums re Tazewell Box 15 or 359-0145. Gender Studies: The contact person for the gender studies colle -:rve Danielle, Box 86. GLBS.-\. Contact Katherine, Box 346. FPIR& Flo rida Public Interest Research Group, contact ,\.JcGc-::. Box 101. Hillel Student Group: The contact person for the New Col of Hillel-a jewish student group-is Michael Rothbum. 3ox ')82 The Ladie Room. Any on<: interested in painting or help mural for th<: women' s bathroom in Hamilton com.1ct Sylvia Youssef! Box 155. Mens Group: an open. free em'iroment for discussing men' s ISSUt" e g iather/son relationships, male friendships, sexual issue;,. etc. for more infom1ation contact Tony Lenzo at Box 156. The Peace and Justice Coalition: For more information. <.onl2 : t Geo:I Kurtz. Box 503 The Radio Formation Committee: The contact person is josh ":'ickell Box 551 Race and Gender Symposium: Fonnerly titled the Minority Women's Studies Symposium. Contact Rosana Crui'., Box 112, for more information. Recycling: Your help would be appreciated. just show up or tell your RA' s Every Sunday in Palm Court. Womyn's Action Alliance is a group seeking to combine personal discussion with political and social action. Contact April Richards, Box 235, for more information. The Womyn' s Tea: An open forum (meaning anyone can c ome) which meets once a week over tea and c ookies t o discuss womyn' s issues. The talk gets very personal some times and very theoretical sometimes. Usually, it' s somewhere in-between. Contact Box 451 for more information. Fitness Center Coming up in February-Contemporary Dance, Movement and Stretch, Yoga, jazz, Tap, Ballet, Step Aerobics, Aerobics, Safe Stretching techniques, tennis lessons, Self-De fense for women, Hacquetball lessons and games. I3alloom Dance, Sailing Class Fencing, and fitness Level Assessm<:nts Leagues and Tournaments for Bowling Challenge: (2 / H)), Volleyball Leauge Info meeting (2 / 17), Basketball basics les sons (sign up by 2 / 16) Softball Challenge (2/ 27) InquiJt and/or pickup schedul<.:s at til<: Pitncss Ccntcr _)59-i21R Publications ArtRag Pays$$$That' s right cold hard cash (well. checks. actually) for original artwork and/or articles-stuff like the ater. film and art (p)reviews-l"OT poctry1 or any ficti o n Stick submissions (if they'll fit) in Box -"'397. or d1np nw a note. or phone me at 750-0933 irn ya got a story id<:a you wann;t write up. Deadline for the March issue i<; Feh. 18th Literary Magazine: W<: ar<. looking for submissions !'or a new 1\ew College literary magazine. Poetry. short stories. and art will all be considered. Our humbl<: rag is r<:C<:iving funding from the D('an s OfTicc and is going to be distributed to incoming students next y<:aJ: Talk to Lisa Swanstrom, Box 461, for more infonnation. New CollAge Magazine: seeks submission of poctry on the theme: of: 11lings Which are I Iidden. Examples might b<: fo sils or buried treasure : emotions or cxperi<:nces like jealousy or adultery: or til<: consequence.'> of n.:press<:d emotion:a person' s past. Deadline is February 28, 199ti Send manu-Continued on next page Febrnary 1-1. 1991-------------------


Announcements Anrw an. holding :1 work on basic as-;crtinncs.c; Thcrt' will be two work to hc hdd on fehr:lf) I ')th a nd 22ncl, at 7 p .m. in the nH 1:--ic room E1 < r )'' JJH' is irl\'itnl to come to one or hoth of 1 ht wnr bhops. Any que.c;tions? Anne or Nancy at tht Parkview !louse 359 425 1 or jill 351-6573 A VISTA representative will be on campus n1ursday, F<"bruary 24, from 11 a .rn. -2p m in llamilton Centec Volun te< in Service to America is an Oiganization which serves lo\\' -income communities in the U.S. Appointments ae made for one year Volunteers receive living expenses, a monthly and may defer student loans. See file in the Caeer Resource Center and interview on February 2 1. 'I11e Psychospiritual Group focusing on Attitudinal will meet february 16 April 20 on \'Q!dnesdays, 3 1 : 30 p m in the College Hall music room The purpose of is 10 :tssist in discovering your own ability to choose attitudes that support our well -being. l11c goal of attitudinal is to learn how to choose attitudes that allow us to live fully in the present. no matter what the circumstances. Facilitated by Nancy Long and Myra McPherson. Ofered through Parkview !louse. Available free to registered New College and Upper Division USF students. Please call 35942<;1 to pre-register or ask for more information. Career Choices: Alumnae Voices continues on \\'edncsday nights through March 9th at 7 p.m. in Sudakoff Center room 118 febnrary 16 topic is Education ; February 2 1 2 : Law, and March 9: Government. For m o re infonnation contact Jim Gutner at 366-7400 or Ann in the Alumnae office at 3S9-"i321t. Continued from previous page scripts to ew Collage Magazine 5700 N Tamiami Trail; Sarasota Fl. 342-13-2197 or drop it off in the Humanities Department. Potato Art Monthly: Potato Art Monthly is looking for origi nal xeroxes of poems. Some suggested topics: love, Buicks, wallpaper, Catholicism, fruits and vegetables, plumbing, the Iron Fist of Conformity, the fiery End of the Universe by Aerosol Can Torch, sledding, some big ol rabbit that won' t lea\'e ya alone. Box 179 or folder on publication oftce door. YO! : >V! wants your submissions. PieSently we're looking for articles club infomntion, upcoming events, short com ics diYi ion infonnation. student government happenings, classifieds reviews etc. Submit to box 373 or to the publica tions office. The Gay Games IV -----------'T11C' committe up f'or tlwir l11urth competition M orc than 15,000 athletes are cxpect<..d to man.: h into the Opening Cremonies stadium. In addition, a full Cul tural Festival o f artists will be joining the athletes. Forth(' first time, the Gay Games has created a Scholarship Program which sets aside funds for those participants who could othemise not attend IllY /AIDS Services have been de,elopC'd to meet the particular needs o f some of the members of the gay com munity Language Services, including signing. haYe been added so that virtually everyon e who attend<; or participates can enjoy the events One of the largest I Iosted I lousing Programs everwith a goal to accommodate O\'er ...,000 people-has been crC'ated This year's Games have garnered more press than ever before, including a segment on Good Moming A1n<..rica and several feature articles in the New York 7imes. USA Today. and other publications. Spokespeople include \.lartina Navratilova, Bruce I rayes Bill [ jones, Bob and Rod jack son-Paris, Juanita I rarvey, Dave Pallone, Sir Jan McKellan :tnt! more. The Games has secured venues such as Lincoln Cen ter, the joseph Papp Public TI1eater, the joyce 111eater. the National Tennis Center (site of the U.S. Open). Asphalt and Central Park. Most of the budget of the Gay Games is raised through individual donations, ticket sales and merchandising Corporate sponsors include Miller Brewing Company. Conti nental Airlines. Naya Water, OUT magazine, and A .P.P. 111e Gay Games will be hosting more athletes than the Olympics with a tiny fraction of the resources-the Games has a 15 person sta fT compared with the Olympics 1 ')(X). The Headquarters may be reached at 19 Wcst .list Suite 1202, NYC, 10010; Phone (212)633 9494 "Pornography" Continued from page 3 of sexual liberation. Sexual liberation also includes women having orgasms no guilt, being able to herself sexu ally, and to produce pornography. The fact of the matler is women are making pornography. There has been an emer gence of lesbian pornography and to a lesser extent is some heterosexual pornography made by women. In closing, l would just like to that pornog raphy and erotica CO\'er a wide pectrum of sexual tations, and that the field of pornography is not limited to men for its production. ------------------Febmary 14. 1991


Feminist Thought t'fLutte __________ Th_e _purpose of this column is not to push any par It( ular fcmmtsm, but merely to offer a glimpse at some of th e many different feminist philosophies. Hopefully, this col will offer both a historical and a contemporary perspec It should he noted that this column does not necessarily represent the opinions of this newspaper or even of mysdf Excerpted from the anthology Cbrmgi11g Our Powet ; t:d C

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