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Welcome to Gender Diversity at WSU Vancouver

Welcome to our web site!  Here you will find information about upcoming events that are geared toward promoting awareness of gender diversity at WSU Vancouver.  Find out about the 2014 Gender Diversity Film Series (March 2014) and the upcoming 2014 Gender Neutral Bathroom Week (April 7-11, 2014).

If you are faculty or instructor at WSU Vancouver, we invite you to visit the many teaching resources available on this site.  We have tips for making sure your classroom is safe and affirming for gender non-conforming students, and we give suggestions for activities and films to incorporate into your curriculum.  If you have any suggested materials or feedback, please contact us.

If you are staff at WSU Vancouver, we invite you to visit the tips on how to make a gender diverse workplace, so you can make sure gender diversity is welcomed and affirmed in your department.

Many volunteers are needed to make all of these activities happen.  If you would like to contribute your ideas, time and/or energy, contact us at genderdiversitywsuv@gmail.com.

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A site for promoting education and awareness of issues of gender diversity at WSU Vancouver.

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2 thoughts on “Welcome to Gender Diversity at WSU Vancouver

  1. The website looks great and very informative!! If I wasn’t already excited about the gender neutral bathroom week and want to be involved. I would be after looking into the website. I like the emphasis on making this an educational experience. I also like the town-hall style debriefing being offered. Hopefully this will allow for everyone to feel that their voice is being heard and their experience matters. I can’t wait to see the films.

    Posted by Tabitha Hollibaugh | 02/09/2012, 12:35 pm
  2. Thank you so much for doing this! It is a wonderful thing for many reasons, but I’ll just talk about one of them. Gender segregated bathrooms suggest that all men are potential attackers of women and foster distrust and fear. Women are actually more likely to be attacked in sex segregated bathrooms. Most men are not rapist, but when bathrooms are segregated the worst men are given a chance to catch vulnerable women alone in the bathroom with their pants down. It’s far better to share facilities so we can all take responsibility fro everyone’s safety.

    Posted by Carol Siegel, Professor, English, field Gender and Sexuality Studies | 04/05/2012, 2:42 pm

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