FGCU Programming Board sexes it up
This Thursday, Nov. 14, Programming Board will be having an event called Sex Signals. Show times are 6 p.m. for Panhellenic and 8 p.m. for the general audience. It will take place in Cohen Center Ballroom.
The main catch phrase for the lecture is, “Are you getting the signal?” The itinerary of the show discusses issues of dating, relationships, and hooking up, while discussing sexual assault and ways to prevent sexual violence.
Though this can be a rather serious topic, Taylor Mytnik hoped it could be approached in a lighter manner.
Mytnik, senior and director of lectures at FGCU, is assigned to put on socials and educational programs to create an interactive experience for college students. Sex Signals is her first event. Two comedians, a man and a woman, approach the topic of sexual signals with audience participation. Stop cards will be given to audience members, and every time a member of the audience believes a situation is sexual harassment, he/she will hold up the stop card. “Sexual violence is increasing on college campuses, so I thought this would be a good issue to cover,” Mtynik said. Mtynik found it important to add that the lecture did not just include the problem of sexual assault.
“The show covers how misinterpretation of body language creates unrealistic sexual fantasies. Through the use of our body language, we can prevent things like sexual harassment, sexual violence, and date rape,” Mtynik says. Due to recent events on campus concerning sexual violence, programming board is hoping that more students will attend and learn how to avoid these types of situations. There will be two different shows: a mandatory one for Panhellenic that covers issues of Greek life, and the other discussing lifestyle on campus.
Emma Hoelscher is a sophomore and sister of the sorority Zeta Tau Alpha. When asked if she thought sorority women were targeted for sexual harassment and violence over others, Hoelscher responded, “Yes. Unfortunately, I think there are a lot of really terrible stereotypes against sorority women, most of them stemming from television or stories that they’ve heard from other siblings or friends.”
Hoelscher stated that even if the event was not mandatory, she would have still attended because of the current events on campus. “I think it is important to known and be able to not only identify the signals you are given, but also to know how the signals you are giving off are being received,” Hoelscher voiced. Being Mytnik’s first event, she is overwhelmed with excitement. “I’ve been working all semester toward this, and it should be a lot of fun!” FGCU’s programming board encourages students to come out this Thursday for an entertaining and educational night.