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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.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Social Media in Excess


       Technology has undeniably impacted our lives in the 21st century. It is used in the workplace, educational settings, and the social scene. Unfortunately, technology has found a way to weave itself into situations that would otherwise be private. For example, going out to eat with a friend while that particular friend is texting or checking his or her social media accounts.
        We need to learn how to get off the grid. It is practically impossible to attend a social gathering without anyone updating his other Instagram account. Many people seem to forgot that there is more to life outside of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. There has been scientific research that has linked Facebook usage to depression.  When you are constantly on Facebook, you see all of the happy moments of your friends moments. They may be in a wonderful relationship, while you're single. They may have a recieved a promotion at work while you are still looking for a job. They might upload pictures of their summer vacation, while you are home during your time off. Comparison is the main reason social media affects our health. Like everything else in life, social media is only good in moderation. 

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