Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Why FGSS?

FGSS is important because gender studies is very well needed in society. Women still face barriers that an average person may not realize and LGBTQ communities are finally being more recognized than ever. Therefore, people must be continuously educated on this progressions, and most definitely the fallbacks.

FGSS helps students to think about and understand the world (and our everyday lives) in deeper ways. FGSS should be an Arts and Sciences requirement.

So many women don’t even know the issues other encountered and women’s issues today. Also, women matter.

FGSS has changed my life and added value to my personal self-worth. Diverse programs are essential.

FGSS 2010 has opened my eyes to a whole world of new information. It promotes empathy and understanding, and should be a required class for all.

FGSS has provided me with an open, welcoming, caring environment which is one of the most valuable resources I can imagine on a campus this large.

My FGSS class has given me the language to talk about women’s issues, validated my experiences as a woman and brought to light certain societal ‘norms’ that are problematic that I can do something about.

As a STEM student who has taken predominantly science classes, FGSS 2010 with Prof McCullough has been one of the most impactful and perspective-shifting courses I have taken and I would recommend it extremely highly to any student. I don’t think my established viewpoints and preconceived ideas and assumptions have been so challenged in any other class.

FGSS and courses like it are crucial to allow non-hegemonic discourse and lesser heard voices; groups to be listened to. It is always necessary to listen to those society attempts to ignore.

This course offered incredibly useful resources for discussions outside of academia and impressed upon me the importance of feminism (including activism related). I think everyone should have the opportunity to practice empathy for other people.

Taking Intro to FGSS and discussing some things I learnt with my male, South Asian friends helped me realize that a lot can be gained from encouraging people from different backgrounds to take FGSS - Haadia ‘17

FGSS is important because gender studies is very well needed in society. Women still face barriers that an average person may not realize and LGBTQ communities are finally being more recognized than ever. Therefore, people must be continuously educated on this progressions, and most definitely the fallbacks.