From The Womyn’s Department

Welcome to the RUSU Womyn’s Depratment! You’re probably wondering who I am. My name is Yasmine. Why does that matter? Well, it doesn’t really, but for those who are interested, I’ll be your Womyn’s Officer for 2013. I’m a pretty normal girl. I’m studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic) at RMIT’s Bundoora campus, and I’m proud to do so. I work as a fitness instructor and also a representative for RUSU. I wear makeup whenever I feel like it. I wear heels, dresses, skirts, pants and shorts – sometimes even short shorts. I’m normal (most of the time) and I think you deserve the right to wear what you want, study what you want and be whoever you want to


But, long story short, I’d love to introduce or re-welcome you lovely ladies to the RUSU Womyn’s Department!

So, what have I been doing with my university break? I’ve been learning heaps as I go; ordering food supplies and cleaning equipment, sending billions of emails for all sorts of things and organising an ongoing supply of sanitary products for 2013 with the lovely and generous Moxie. If you’re ever in desperate need for that little emergency product, pop by one of our Womyn’s Rooms and grab whatever you need. In addition to this, we have a brand new logo and some brand new posters to brighten and beautify our space.

We’ve also started brainstorming about some fun and educational events everyone can come along to – whether it’s for some free stuff, or for classes that can teach you how to stand up for yourself. Remember that this is your university experience – it’s your life. You should never experience prejudice in any way, but specifically through gender discrimination – whether it’s due to your clothes or makeup, or for being a female within your male-dominated profession or university course. It’s not OK.

If your day has been a little overwhelming, you’ve had enough and want some quiet time or you just want to socialise, come to the Womyn’s Room. Have a coffee or a tea and put your feet up, it’s what the rooms are for! This year will hopefully be bigger and brighter, with more support for women, more free events and more free coffee on all campuses.

Yasmine Lintvelt


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