Founded in 1974, the Women’s Center was established to:
Dismantle, from a feminist perspective, all forms of oppression, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Advocate for an equitable environment free from violence and harassment based on gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Create an anti-racist, non-sexist, queer-affirmative space where all people can feel valued and safe.
Facilitate and strengthen connections among people across lines of difference through programming and educational campaigns.
Integrate an appreciation of Women's Gender and Multicultural Studies across the disciplines.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Manic Music Monday!

Today, in the WC, I was listening to the “Mika” station of Pandora. Mika is an artist I’ve blogged about previously, but I adore him and I love how Pandora finds music similar to Mika’s style. A couple songs into the set, Pandora played a cover of “Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy” sung by Jason Mraz. Written by Freddie Mercury, the song was one of Queen’s singles in the 70’s.

I’ve always enjoyed the catchyness of the song. It’s one of Queen’s songs that gets in my head the most. However, upon thinking about the times that the song was written in it was rather amazing that a song about Queer love was so popular. The country was not nearly as accepting of the Queer community, yet Freddie Mercury’s talent and skill proved universal for audiences.

I also think its very fitting that Jason Mraz is covering the song. Jason has come out saying that he’s not heterosexual, and once was in a relationship with his male friend. However, his sexuality is not the issue that it seems to be for other people, and I think this is also due to his talent and drive as a musician. It’s so great to see that an individual’s identity isn’t the deciding factor on their life. After all, people are made up of so much, and sexual preferance is only
one aspect of their identity. After isn't the saying “the
whole is greater than the sum of its parts”?

Think about it.

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