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
Genderfork.com: beauty in ambiguity
Today I began brainstorming some events for next semester. One of the initiatives I wanted to take was to gender ambiguity and androgyny in the spotlight for the Ramapo community to understand. During my research I found a great website called Genderfork.com which I thought was really amazing.
This collaborative blog contains pictures, stories, poems, quotes, and profiles on individuals who chose not to buy into gender norms and who, like the Women’s Center, see Gender as a social construct. These individuals are brave enough to live their lives and express themselves in a more androgynous manner, and furthermore are proud enough of their custom-made identity that they are willing to share it on the internet for the masses to witness.
Furthermore, this website helps to form a powerful community where members can reach out and ask questions to fellow genderqueer or nontraditional folks about issues such as people’s reaction to their appearance, or the steps they need to take in order to be comfortable with their own bodies and appearances.
Check it out folks! It’s pretty amazing.