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Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies cultivates a critical awareness of the contributions of women and the impact of gender in our lives, both historically and in the contemporary world. Our interdisciplinary scope includes examining these issues from the perspective of politics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, art, and literature.

The objectives of the program are

  • to explore existing knowledge about women, gender, and sexuality in a variety of disciplines;
  • to critically assess the traditional disciplines in the light of new data concerning women and gender;
  • to provide an academic foundation for students planning careers in women's and gender studies or related fields; and
  • to promote research about women and gender within existing disciplines.

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4 Year Plan

Winter 2018 Tentative Course Offerings

Spring 2018 Tentative Course Offerings

Spring 2018 Events

GUEST SPEAKER April 11, 2018

Water scholar/activist Kelsey Leonard represents the Shinnecock Indian Nation as the Tribal Co-Lead on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body of the U.S. National Ocean Council.

She will present her lecturer on April 11, 2018. The topic "We Do Not Consent: Native Feminism on the Front Lines of Water Protection" this is a public lecture on the role of native women in the protection, maintenance, and restoration of America's oceans and coasts.

Sponsored by WGSS and the CDSJ and part of the Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) dialogues.

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The campaign theme continues throughout the year. 

Click the links below to participate in the various initiatives

International Women's Day webpage

World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report



#MeToo (twiter page)

For Scholars of Women's Studies, It's Been a Dangerous Year 

Chronicle of Higher Education article click here   

Women shouldn’t have to change themselves to succeed at their jobs—not to mention, it doesn’t work.

#metoo has debunked the lean in philosophy 

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                                      Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill click for story

How to explain Mansplaining, New York Times

Equal Pay Day 2016: Exploring The Wage Gap

Today we recognize Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into the current year women must work to earn what men earned the previous year. Women still earn only 79 cents to the man’s dollar and women of color face a racial wage gap on top of the gender gap.

Click on the link for information from the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor to see how  Washington states compares with other states in equal pay transparency and workplace protections for women

As Hollywood Stars Can Attest, It's Good To Be A Man On Payday

What Does Feminism Mean Today?


Are you an alum of the Women's and Gender Studies program?  Let us know what you've been up to!  Alumni Connection

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