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College of Liberal Arts

Welcome Video Transcript

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[Amanda Neumann: Women’s Studies Graduate –2016, Director of Theater Operations at Cinema Center]
The women’s studies community is, by far, the best community.

[Aaron Thieme: Women’s Studies Graduate – 2017, Graduate Student in Philosophy at Bowling Green State University]
Women’s studies allows us to interrogate the social norms, the economic structures, the sexual norms that constitute and make meaningful the lives we live together.

[Sophia Malmquist: Women’s Studies Major – 2018]
It really teaches you new ways to look at the world and at yourself. And it provides you with a new lens and new skills to analyze everything in the world around you and try to make it better.

[Nicki Meier: Women’s Studies Graduate – 2013, Victim Advocate at the Center for Nonviolence]
Women’s studies teaches you how to think critically, and it teach you how to question what you’ve been taught your whole life.

[Hayley King:Women’s Studies Major – 2019]
Women’s studies is essential. We can discuss and think about things that aren’t brought up in other classes and other areas of study.

[Ashanti Ditaway: Women’s Studies Major – 2019]
I’m a women’s studies major because I’m learning empathy, critical learning skills, learning how to speak to people from different cultures and different backgrounds. And I feel like that’s something that you really need,because you’re going to be working with people who are different from you. So, it’s important to know how to talk to people.

[Gabrielle Warner: Women’s Studies Graduate – 2016, Gender and Social Justice Studies at University of Alberta]
I’m going to be pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Alberta. And I wouldn’t have even thought about getting a master’s degree if it wasn’t for women’s studies. It really did give me passion for what I’m doing and what I intend to do with my degree.

[Monica Young: Women’s Studies Graduate – 2016, Law Student at University of Minnesota]
The critical thinking skills that I’ve gained through women’s studies have been incredibly helpful in my preparation for law school and taking the test that lets you get into law school

[Nicki Meier]
I work at the Center for Nonviolence in Fort Wayne, which is primarily a domestic violence organization, but we also work with other marginalized groups.

[Maria Hogle: Women’s Studies Graduate –2014, Victim Advocate at the Center for Nonviolence]
The Center for Nonviolence mirrors a lot of what I learned in women’s studies. And so I feel like I use it every single day, doing the work that I do.

[Nicki Meier]
We’re working with people who are marginalized to recognize their own oppression and to, with other people,work to change that, to change the situation, and to change the world.

[Sophia Malmquist]
It teaches you how to understand people and all the perspectives that they can come from, and all the layers of things they experience every day, and how that impacts them, and what options they can have. And it really makes you analyze yourself, too, in new ways that you would have never done before.

[Amanda Neumann]
It’s the closest and most personal community I was in.

[Nicki Meier]
Women’s studies is liberating.

[Maria Hogle]
Consciousness.

[Amanda Neumann]
Radical.

[Aaron Thieme]
Reflection.

[Monica Young]
Women’s studies is revolutionary.

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