Picture of Laura McClintock, Dr Jane Greatorex, Amy Hamizah Haidi and Aoife Byrne with the guinea pigs (left – right)
Our thanks to Mike P for this. Extracts:
Students at Cambridge University are being given guinea pigs to help ease their stress levels.
Bosses at the famous university’s Lucy Cavendish College say the furry pets will improve mental wellbeing.
Three of the pets have been named after feminist icons. One’s moniker is inspired by suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and is called Emmeline Squeakhurst…
Senior Tutor Jane Greatorex said: ‘We are dedicated to promoting mental wellbeing amongst our students, and numerous studies over the years have shown the benefits of owning pets including stress-relief and getting outside to enjoy our beautiful gardens.
‘We hope that our new friends [J4MB: She refers to the guinea pigs as friends. What is wrong with women like her?] settle in quickly and help relieve any stress over the approaching period of exams. Thanks to Scotsdales Garden Centres for finding them for us.’ [J4MB: Finding them? Do guinea pigs roam wild in Cambridgeshire?]…
Student Union Officer, Laura McClintock, said: ‘In the short time I’ve been here I’ve missed having pets. I think it’ll be good for us to care for them, and a welcome distraction from deadlines.’
Lucy Cavendish is one of three women-only university colleges in England and only accepts postgraduates and women over 21.
Women are strong! Women are amazing!! Women over 21 at women-only colleges need guinea pigs named after feminist icons to distract them from deadlines!!!
When some of these women make it into FTSE350 boardrooms as a result of gender quotas – how else could Snowflakes get there? – will they take their guinea pigs into meetings, to help them cope with the stress?