Gender and Women's Studies

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Donald Trump’s (Rhetorical) Gender Gap

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

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Donald Trump has a complicated relationship with women. On the one hand, he claims to love them, to revere them, and to champion their causes. On the other hand, he’s openly sexist and misogynistic, and he has been credibly accused of sexual violence by nearly 2 dozen women. Gender theorists have done much in the past 30+ years to explain how someone can hold those two attitudes in their mind simultaneously, but many people remain perplexed that Trump manages to convince so many other people that these attitudes are not just compatible, but desirable. Rhetoricians have spent centuries trying to understand how someone like Trump manages to persuade people to support him, and rhetoric can help us understand how Trump uses persuasive symbols and why people are persuaded by him. In this talk, Dr. Ryan Skinnell, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at San Jose State University, uses concepts from the book he edited, Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump, to help explain how Trump’s gender gap works rhetorically. Read more

Locker Room Talk...Or Toxic Masculinity? featuring Byron Hurt

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

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Byron Hurt will focus on how hyper-masculinity in American popular culture normalizes male violence, how race, class, and gender oppression intersect, how homophobia and transphobia makes LGBT communities vulnerable to male violence, how positive male leadership and bystander intervention can end gender-based violence, and how to use cis male privilege to ally with women and girls to create shifts in male culture. Read more

13th Biennial Phenomenal Woman Awards

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Phenomenal Women Award

This year, at the 13th Biennial Phenomenal Woman Awards, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gender and Women’s Studies Department, and the 45th anniversary of the CSUN Women’s Research and Resource Center. The Phenomenal Woman Awards event celebrates women who have made outstanding contributions to our community through their scholarship, activism, and commitment to excellence. It also allows the Gender & Women’s Studies Department to raise funds to  Read more

15th Annual GWS Undergraduate Student Conference

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

GWS 15th Annual Conference

The class of GWS 400 Senior Seminar 2019 is proud to invite you to the 15th Annual Undergraduate Student Conference. Students will present their research projects to the CSUN community. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Michelle Tellez, from the University of Arizona. Hope to see you there! Read more

Thrift and Thrive Clothing Swap

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

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Bring clothes you don't wear and swap it with other items. Don't have anything to bring? No problem, everyone is welcome! Read more

EOP Free Speech Event

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm

EOP Free Speech Event Lede

EOP is proud to host its annual Free Speech Event on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Read more

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