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.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Pokemon Staffers & Some Weekend Links!

To round out this first fabulous week of blogging we'd like to leave you all with something fun! So, check out these awesome Pokemon Cards of our staff!

 (Click the image to open the slideshow BIG in a new tab!)

Also, here are some cool links to get you through the weekend while we're not updating:

This article on Classism and Eating Disorders from Womanist Musings gets the prize for "most illuminating thing I've read this week" because it introduced a perspective on eating Disorders that I've never heard before.

On the topic of class and eating, here's another very interesting piece, this one is about a chef who decided to investigate just how well on can eat using food stamps, this time from Persephone Magazine (which is an awesome blog that I often write for!)

Finally, Cara found a link to this super-important petition that we'd really appreciate our readers supporting!

She writes:

"A 7-year-old transgender boy has been banned from using the boy's bathroom at his school. His father, in an attempt to support his son, has created an online petition that takes just a moment to sign. By signing it, you would be supporting the ability of this student to use his preferred bathroom without fearing punishment. Take a stand for this brave child.

Also, this is not a localized issue. Many states here in the US ban people from using the bathroom that does not match their biological sex. This people in this case are just one family who decided to fight the administration. Since this issue is being brought up more frequently, it may be time to fight for a change in the
state law."

Have a great weekend everyone!

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