Freshman Drops Class Because Midterm Will Conflict With Day 2 of Her Period

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Lisa Wilcox (C ’22) had everything planned out. A fresh-faced pre-med student ready to take on the world and declare her BBB major (in no particular order), Wilcox was set to knock out all of her introductory science requirements by the end of her freshman spring. Unfortunately, even the best laid plans go awry.

“The Chem 101 exam conflicted with day two of my period,” Wilcox confessed to UTB in an exclusive interview. “I asked the professor if I could take the makeup exam, but that was scheduled for day four of my period, which, as we all know, is even worse.”

In high school, Wilcox never self-defined as a feminist. But within her first week at Penn, she realized that the patriarchy is no joke.

"It’s like they don’t even care that I don’t want to be taking an exam during the quarter of my month when I’m pretty uncomfortable," Wilcox seethed. "My Change.org petition, that we set up a tent on college green for all menstruating women to hang out together and not do any work, didn't get any reaction from the administration. This never would have happened in The Handmaid’s Tale."

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