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What is Gender and Women's Studies?

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Identifies gender and sexuality as fundamental to the ways that men and women understand themselves

Focuses on the position of women and men and causes us to rethink history and culture

Examines human sexualities within their historical constructs and changing societal norms

Analyzes the implications of gender roles in the past and present

Considers social and cultural consequences for both women and men of gender divisions and sex-role restrictions

Addresses the history and achievements of women

Empowers students by developing the skills needed to reason and argue competently, thus giving them a voice and sense of identity to work for change