Today is the Trans Day of Remembrance. One of the professed goals of the Campus Women's Organization is to "represent the women of the University of Pittsburgh and their interests, namely: education, empowerment, full representation, reproductive justice, and expression of all their identities." To do that, we need your help. Sometimes it is difficult to … Continue reading Trans Day of Remembrance
From Tuesday, November 10 Language etiquette Pronouns: Always use the pronouns that person currently uses Ey/em/eir/emself They/them/their/themselves Xe/xir/xem // ze/zir/zem Even when talking about them in the past Terminology: never ‘when she was a man’ Uses of AFAB, etc. These should generally be avoided because its’s transphobic af to refer to a trans person by … Continue reading Terf wars: Trans Issues in Feminism
From Wednesday, November 4th Trigger warning We will be discussing sex work, sexual abuse, and rape in this post. Safe space CWO is a safe space for everyone to express their opinions and share their experiences should they chose to do so. If an individual invalidates or disrespects someone’s experience, that individual will be asked … Continue reading The Complex Lives of Sex Workers
From Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Some things to keep in mind... The Middle East is HUGE and varied region, experiences of women differ greatly from one country to the next The ME is constantly CHANGING, and and what we say today could well be outdated within the next few months A woman’s experience in a … Continue reading Women in the Middle East
From Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Icebreaker Activity: Cultural Appropriation: Headdress to Coachella Cultural Assimilation: Black women perming their hair straight Cultural Appreciation: Non-latinx taking a salsa class Intro: Think about cultural groups that you identify with. Halloween! What are some Halloween costumes that you have seen to be culturally appropriative? Why do you consider them to … Continue reading Pop Culture Call Outs!
From Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Overview of India India has 29 states and 7 union territories Ruled by the Union Government India is approximately one-third of the size of US The population is four times that of the US - 1,276,267,000 Religion 79.8% Hindu 14.2% Muslim 2.3% Christian 1.7% Sikh 2% Other Languages Common languages: Hindi and English Over … Continue reading Women in India
Remember the "Women in India" event from way back in September? Maybe you weren't able to attend. Well, here's your chance to catch right back up. We wanted to give you and everyone you know the opportunity to have access to the wonderful information that we received from this presentation. This isn't the only one, … Continue reading Playing Catch Up
Calling all actors, directors, producers, ASL performers, and vagina lovers/appreciators! It's that time of year again: CWO's 12th annual spring performance of the Vagina Monologues is now accepting applications!!! Don't bother trying to contain your excitement. We feel ya. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the Vagina Monologues is a series of...monologues originally written and performed by Eve Ensler, all of … Continue reading Vagina Monologues 2016!