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 14, 2011

Lady Gaga's glorious return!

As I'm sure most of you know, Lady Gaga released her much anticipated new single "Born This Way" this weekend, and then performed it live for the first time at the Grammy's last night.

Now I've always been on Team Gaga, but this single really made me adore her. First off, I love that she is reinventing herself. It's still Gaga in it's roots but the vocals are much more pop and Madonna-ish. However, I think the root of how much I love "Born This Way"is really in it's lyrics and message. I've never heard of a commercial pop song that is this affirming and totally Women's Ceneter-ey. She breaks down into a bit of a rap at one point which really has a ton of great messages:

Don't be drag, just be a queen
Whether you're broke or evergreen
You're black, white, beige, chola descent
You're lebanese, you're orient
Whether life's disabilities
Left you outcast, bullied or teased
Rejoice and love yourself today
'Cause baby, you were born this way

No matter gay, straight or bi
Lesbian, transgendered life
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born to survive

Need I say more??!

Think about it.

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