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Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

College of the Sciences

Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Spring 2020 Schedule



Why WGSS?                      

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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For questions, please contact us at or by phone at (509) 963-2488

4 Year Plan

 Events (see following information)

Loretta Ross- FREE WGSS Sponsored Event

April 18th, 6:00 PM SURC Theatre

Loretta Ross- April 18th, 6:00 PM SURC Theatre Reproductive Justice as Human Rights


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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 (twitter 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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