Barnard students mourn Hillary loss with 'feminist coloring pages'

Toni Airaksinen
Columnist at PJ Media

  • Barnard College students shaken over the loss of Hillary Clinton will be treated to a “space to destress in light of the tumultuous election season” Wednesday, complete with coloring books and hot cocoa.
  • The safe space event will feature hot chocolate, snacks, and “feminist coloring pages” to help students take their minds off their chagrin over Hillary Clinton's defeat.
  • Barnard College students shaken over the loss of Hillary Clinton will be treated to a “space to destress in light of the tumultuous election season” Wednesday.

    The event, titled “Cocoa + Coloring with RBG,” will be sponsored by the Barnard student government in conjunction with the American Association of University Women, and will feature hot chocolate, snacks, and “feminist coloring pages” for students to unwind with, according to the Facebook event page.

    "Feminist coloring pages, hot chocolate, and snacks will be provided...what more could you want?!"   

    The feminist coloring pages will include feminist icons including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rosie the Riveter, and Hillary Clinton.

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    Coloring books are not new to Barnard College; the room that the event will be held in, the “Social Justice Lounge” is advertised to students as a place chock full with them.

    Last week, right after the election of Donald Trump, Barnard’s Student Life department released a guided video tour of the Social Justice Lounge encouraging students to visit during its normal hours of operation, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

    As the video shows, the room has “community guidelines,” and encourages the use of “I” statements and trigger warnings.

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    It also features framed photos of female activists, “social justice oriented texts” that students may freely borrow, multiple packs of Crayola Crayons, and loose-leaf sheets of coloring pages.

    According to The Columbia Spectator, students from both Barnard and nearby Columbia University came “running, screaming, and crying” to the campus Quad when Trump’s victory was announced, subsequently protested Trump’s victory, and even requested that their professors postpone midterms after learning about the news.

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    Toni Airaksinen

    Toni Airaksinen

    Columnist at PJ Media
    Toni Airaksinen is Columnist at PJ Media and a Consultant at Youth Radio. She was previously a New Jersey Campus Correspondent, reporting on liberal bias and abuse for Campus Reform with a focus on Title IX, the OCR, and the First Amendment. During college, she also was a columnist for Quillette and The Columbia Spectator. Her exclusives have been featured on FOX News and The Drudge Report. She graduated from Barnard College in 2018.
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