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, September 24, 2012

The Women’s Center. . . with Some Dudes

                With all these ladies and their “girl power” going on, people tend to forget (or never even realize) we have some dudes here too!
                It may seem like a big surprise, but we actually have a handful of guys at the Women’s Center like Tom Nichols, Riles Murphy, Ali Bayat, and me (Kevin Potter). There is almost always at least one of us hanging around the Women’s Center. So if any of you guys are having relationship issues, questions in love, or just need someone to listen, we're here for you.
 We know what it is like to be a dude. We've been in that scary situation where you don’t know what to do on a first date. We went through the troubles of trying to identify yourself as a “manly macho-man” to your friends. We have been insulted, embarrassed, and scared in all the ways you have. We have even had trouble aiming our high-fives (hint: look at the elbows). So we know how you feel. Don’t be afraid to stop by and talk to us about it, because that’s what we're here for.
                Of course you readers probably already know all of this, but a lot of people don’t. So it’s your job to spread the word, because we can't do it by ourselves. If you notice you're friend looking down, let him know that the Women’s Center is always a good place to go. And remind them that, despite our name, we are here for men too.

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