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.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Honestly, ignorance very rarely surprises me anymore, but every once in a while I get slapped in the face with just how awful and misinformed people can be. When it comes to racist commenting on sites like youtube, it is basically a given that people wouldn't repeat in real life what they say during anonymous posting. However, I hear transphobic comments made all of the time, including in supposed queer-affirmative spaces. The commenter who was for gay rights but not the rights of trans people especially angered me. I just don't understand why we don't get it yet. Oppressed peoples will continue to be as such until all minorities are free from oppression. Instead of focusing on the differences between us, we should be focusing on the universal experiences of being treated as anything less than what we all are...HUMAN.
~WE NEED A FUCKING REVOLUTION~