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Women's Club comes to Xavier

By Pammy Brault
On December 9, 2012

There is a new outlet on campus that
supports women and addresses political,
economic and social issues affecting
women: the Women's Club, founded by
Bailey Drexler and Kelsey Witzgall.
Drexler noticed a lack of a clubs that
exclusively addressed women's issues and
decided to fi ll that void by creating her
own organization. Drexler and Witzgall
felt the need for a club that would allow
students to join in an effort to raise
awareness and promote progress of
women's issues on campus.
"While some political clubs on campus
may support policies that support
advancement for women, there was no
club designed to address these issues specifi
cally," Drexler said.
Some goals of the newly founded club
include education of students about the
resources that exist on and off campus
to address sexual violence. Additionally,
career assistance for women and the promotion
of gender equality. Club events will include a women's
basketball tailgate, a panel on women
in the workplace and a V-Day event (a
global effort to eradicate violence against
On Monday, Nov. 12, the club will
hold their fi rst event on the Xavier Yard
from 8 to 11:30 a.m. - a "no-bake"
sale. They will be selling hot chocolate
for $.77 to women and $1.00 to men to
raise awareness of unequal pay for women.
The proceeds will benefi t Cincinnati's
Eve Center, a non-profi t organization
that provides support for women who
have experienced suffering or crisis.
"Our purpose [as a club] is to inspire
other students to support progress for
women and understand the issues women
face, especially college women," Drexler
There are currently 30 active members
and all students who are interested in or
passionate about these issues are invited
to join. Stop by the event on Monday to
sign up or send an email to drexlerb@

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