Students answer: Why Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies?

“As a non-binary queer person, I find it imperative to study oppression through a feminist lens. Being a GSWS major and studying the experiences and perspectives of women, POC, and queer individuals allows me to recognize the ways in which oppressive systems affect these groups. By doing so we are able to explore ways to dismantle these systems.”

Michael Castro, they/them/theirs
Santiago Canyon College, class of 2020
Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies major


“Gender, Women, and Sexualities Studies gave me the power to take control of my narrative in life and undo years of systemic gaslighting.”

 Lauren Raimunde, pronouns undisclosed
Smith College, class of 2020
Study of Women and Gender major

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