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Frequently Asked Questions:

 Who can come to the Women's Center?

Anyone who wishes to respectfully engage in discussions on gender equality is welcome at the Women's Center. We hope that everyone feels welcome at the Women's Center. There is a resource page available for those who want to know more about being a male feminist or male ally prior to coming to the Women's Center. Additionally, we have a male ally blog so that you can read some of the personal reflections from men who attend our programs. Lastly, a former intern, MaryKathyrine Tran, wrote her internship paper on men's reflections regarding the Women's Center.

Am I intruding on women's space by hanging out in the Women's Center?

The short answer is no, but there are some programs (like our support groups) that are only open to women (including cisgender and transwomen). We want to build community at the Women's Center, so all respectful participation is welcome. If you're curious about how to be respectful, and how to not limit women's voices, please review our resource page about being a male ally. Some other things to consider would be to read about gender inequality, be open to learning new things and hearing women's experiences, and not assume that you know all of the answers. The latter bit of advice is true for everyone, regardless of gender identity. Sometimes we assume that women's and men's experiences are monolithic (meaning that all women have the same shared experience, and that all men have the same shared experience). However, this isn't representative of reality. It's important that we are always open to learning how we can be more inclusive. 

Why does the Women's Center exist?

The Women's Center exists to provide programming that supports women professionally, personally and academically. The work that we do is not just about empowering women, however, it's about working with all genders to challenge gender inequality. With all of the advances that women have made in the United States, it can sometimes seem as though inequality no longer exists. Unfortunately, there are still areas in which gender inequality hurts men and women. Our programming addresses issues relating to workplace inequality, gender violence, gender stereotyping, body image, eating disorders, media literacy, intercultural knowledge, women's history - and more.

Can I volunteer with the Women's Center?

Yes, please! We provide many opportunities for volunteer work. If you're interested in helping us develop support for male allies, we have opportunities specifically for you - including writing for the Women's Center's male allies blog. Contact us for current volunteer opportunities.

How can the Women's Center help my organization?

We can provide training programs to help members of your organization succeed. We have professional development opportunities, including Start Smart Salary Negotiation. We have also provided training for groups on consent, body image, eating disorders, and women in sport. If you have any questions or requests, please contact us

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UW Oshkosh Women’s Center
717 W. Irving Ave. · Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-0963
Email: womenscenter@uwosh.edu
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Fall 2017 Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM -8:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

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