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, December 3, 2012

Thank you, MA'AM

MA'AM, or Men Against Assholes and Misogyny is an amazing new Tumblr created by Jen Kirkman who is a comedian and ex-tweeter. She created MA'AM after being fed up with all of the trolls on on the internet who feel empowered to make hateful comments to Kirkman and all female comedians. Kirkman said that what really pushed her to create the Tumblr and give up on Twitter for awhile was because her male comedian peers would tell her that they didn't support the hateful comments, but they would never make any public statement in her or any woman's defense. MA'AM is her response to find men who will actively speak up as feminists and supporters. Kirkman writes that MA'AM is: 

"A site that brings women and men together in the spirit of knowing that equality doesn't exclude anyone. And that the fight for other's equality is a fight for our own betterment."

In other words, it's incredible. Check it out.

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