The Forward Females club aims to represent women on campus.
Jeslyn Lemke is the director and founder of Forward Females, an Eastern club started in the fall.
Forward Females meet once a week on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in Monroe 207.
Eastern’s Forward Females is a discussion group whose main goals are to express opinions, beliefs and open up positive discussions relating to women and to further explore issues surrounding women in the modern world.
“We needed a women’s group on campus,” Lemke said.
The main purpose of Forward Females is “to meet and talk about issues relating to the world today,” Lemke said.
One thing we talked about was Bush’s policy on women in the military, she said.
Forward Females discusses rape and sexual assault on campus.
There are about 25 people on the mailing list for Forward Females and about five-to-10 people who go to the meetings.
“It’s a quality crowd not a quantity crowd. The members are fantastic,” Lemke said.
“I have learned so much about myself, and the members have learned so much about themselves,” she said.
They have volunteered at the downtown women’s shelter, the Hope House.
They have also participated in the political fair in the fall and in the winter quarter held discussions surrounding pornography and Ron Jeremy.
Forward Females is here to represent women on campus because there was not a women’s group on campus that was not related to health, she said.