(Jamie Reynolds, 21, Bachelor of Communications & Media majoring in Journalism)
Feminism is a global matter with innumerable activists, and University of Wollongong student Jamie Reynolds is no exception. UOW’s Feminist Society (FEMSOC) provides weekly one-hour presentations surrounding feminist issues, raising awareness and support.
When asked about the reason behind her involvement, Jamie answered; “Coming into university I didn’t know much about feminism, but both my room-mates are feminists so I felt it would be a great thing to be involved in.”
After attending various presentations, Jamie highlights the importance of the issue to her. “I believe it’s still extremely relevant in todays society, and I love going there to learn more about it…it’s important to me.”
(Presentation for the Feminist Society on the 16th of April 2014)
University offers a lot more than just academic opportunities. Clubs and societies provide students the opportunity to partake in activities with other individuals who share the same interests as them.
UOW’s Feminist Society (FEMSOC) is one example of a society offered on campus, providing a social group for individuals to discuss and reflect upon a mutual passion for feminism and related issues.
Each week, FEMSOC hold presentations by guest speakers on diverse issues relating to feminism, such as emerging trans-queer identities in Indigenous communities.
Such clubs and societies provide students with the opportunity to broadcast their own views and opinions on topics close to their heart.