By Alexandria DiNatale '18
The World Culture and the Role of Women class discussed the topic of sexual harassment and the idea surrounding the #MeToo Movement. The #MeToo Movement is about people, mainly women but also men, who have come forward about their experiences with sexual harassment and rape.
The class discussed the definition of sexual harassment and watched a short documentary about the term. The class discussed different articles on the topic of sexual harassment and its effects.
“The #MeToo movement has recently gotten a lot of attention in the media after the Harvey Weinstein incidents. I was glad when I found out that my World Culture class would be discussing the meaning behind the movement over the course of a few days. The whole point of the #MeToo movement is to bring attention to sexual harassment and assault. It also has been encouraging victims of sexual harassment to come forward. Since many people have a difficult time believing victims of sexual harassment I think that it is extremely important to bring awareness to the issue and educate others on what the true definition of sexual harassment is,” said senior Maria Bologna.
The senior class planned to bring this topic to the whole school community with discussion questions for FA. The discussion could happen towards the end of April.
Fontbonne has started to bring awareness to many causes, such as participating in a prayer service for the students who were killed in the Florida shooting.
By Teresa Spieler '21
One of the first clubs I joined at Fontbonne was Culture Club. It is a club that all years can join and attend interesting trips. The first trip was to a haunted house in New Jersey called Brighton Asylum. Although I did not attend that trip, everyone said it was thrilling and frightening. It took place in October- right around the corner from Halloween!
The next trip that we attended was “Anastasia” on Broadway. The show was entertaining and we all enjoyed it very much. Culture Club’s most recent event was Movie Night. We watched “The Cheetah Girls 2” in the cafeteria. We had pizza, popcorn, candy, and drinks. It was fun to watch this movie with our friends at school!
One of my favorite parts of being apart of Culture Club is the bus rides. Each year travels in their own bus, with two or three teacher chaperones. To kill time, we sing songs the whole way to our destination. It is very exciting, especially since we are with our friends.
I can’t wait for the rest of the trips that are planned for this year. I hope all of the incoming freshmen join Culture Club because it is a very fun and unique experience for students in our school!