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.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
AHH! It's Sarah Palin! Now, you may be wondering why a politician like her is so scary to folks like us here at the Women's Center. Well, let's take a look at aspects of her political platform:
-She opposes same-sex marriage
-She opposes abortion in all cases, including those of rape or incest
-She supports discussion of creationism in public schools
-She supports oil drilling in the National Arctic Wildlife Refuge
At this point, if I decided to be Sarah Palin for Halloween, I'd win "scariest costume." However, she does share some views with the Women's Center, in a roundabout sort of way. Palin supports sex education in public schools (she wishes to promote abstinence) and gun safety education for youth (to keep everyone safe from the semi-automatic assault weapons she would lift bans on). She supports action against global warming, but does not believe humans are a major contributing factor to it. In general, her views are fairly appalling to people who identify with a feminist perspective, on any level.
Have a fun and safe Halloween, and don't let Sarah Palin getcha!