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S.U.R.G.E. takes on Valentine’s Day

  VSU’s student organization, S.U.R.G.E (Students United for Real Gender Equality), have been working all week, to provide students with Valentine’s Day themed events. On Feb. 2, they performed a series of skits on love and sex.

 The members acted out three different scenarios: a female tutor hitting on a male student who was only looking for help on his math homework, a male stopping a nicely dressed female to compliment her, and a boyfriend and girlfriend arguing over the holiday, eventually breaking up because the girl wanted a gift, and the guy would only agree if he got sex in return.

 The skits spurred lots of debates and discussion over perceptions between genders and how they interact.

 “How can we expect gender equality when we keep bringing each other down?” Sakeena Yearwood, president of the organization, said. “I’m guilty of it.”

 Through all of the shouting, laughing and debating, there is no doubt S.U.R.G.E started a discussion worth having.

 “I think it was very informative and it touched on different issues in general, like on how to approach guys and how guys should approach girls,” senior Kim Tucker said.
 “I hope that there is an understanding that we should be uplifting,” Yearwood said.

 The next event, Love Status, a panel discussion on relationships takes place today at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom A.

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