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.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
No matter who you are
No matter where you work
No matter how you identify
No matter how you flirt
No matter what you wear
No matter whom you choose to love
No matter what you said before:
NO ONE has the right to touch you without your consent.
This is what Slutwalk is all about. On October 1, 2011 Slutwalk NYC attracted hundreds of women who gather in Union Square proclaiming that they will not be victims of sexual assault based on what they wear. The movement, which has held protests in Boston, Denver, San Francisco and New Dehli, India, originated earlier this year in response to a Toronto police constable who provoked outrage by saying women should avoid "dressing like sluts" in order to avoid being sexually assaulted. Slutwalk is a great way for both men and women to get the word out about victim blaming, which seems to be a topic that doesn’t get much national advocacy.
I personally plan on attending Slutwalk when it comes back around here. It seems like a liberating experience and a lot of fun!!
- Written by Kelsey Gore