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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Back to Uni with Rhul Fem Soc

We kicked things off with our welcome back FemStars Social. Thank you to all who came, if you didn't make it there are more socials coming up this month so stay tuned though the email list. If you want to be put on the mailing list please email us at 

One of the great things about FemSoc is the fact that many of us get involved in student activism at Royal Holloway. This fine tradition contiued at Tuesday's General Meeting where Susuana, Rose and Hodan were elected to represent Royal Holloway at NUS Women's Conference. Fem Soc member Jack Saffery-Rowe was also elected to be a delegate for the NUS LGBT Conference.

Our first session of the year was on Diets and the gendered marketing of dieting. It was a very interesting discussion, covering things from Thin Spo, body ideals in different cultures, to pushy family members, peer pressure and Gok Wan. Another thing we also talked about briefly was eating disorders and what can cause them and how people can recover from them. We didn't have the time or the resources to discuss this in depth, however if you'd like to discuss issues like this you maybe interested in getting involved in the upcoming Mental Health Awareness Week 2013 and Let's Talk about Mental Health which is on Thurday straight after FemSoc at 730pm.
It was good to also see some of our newest additions to Fem Soc and some completely new faces who we hope to see again :)

This coming Thursday at 6pm, Fem Soc will be lead by Those Pesky Dames and will be a discussion focused on "Judgement".  The main talk here will be on issues surrounding slut-shaming and prude-shaming.  It should be a really interesting evening and we hope you all come to join us as this is an issue that needs to be spoken about!  Awareness is the only way one can change these judgements ingrained into society.
All fem soc sessions are free to members and £1 for guests. If you would like to become a member of FemSoc please visit the SURHUL Website.

Also, folks, please don't forget the socials that are coming up!  This Wednesday is "Come in Your Socs" at the SU so that is exactly what you should be doing!  Join us for an evening of drinks and debauchery.  Plus, remember to buy your ticket for the Soc's Ball which is taking place on February 9th.  The Ball will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Heathrow where we will all be getting our faces filled with a three course meal!  Click here to get your ticket now.

It is certainly going to be a busy few weeks ahead and we look forward to you joining us for Feminism and fun.

FemLove x

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