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The Women and Gender Studies Center bridges academic coursework with student development, leadership, and coalition building.

Our mission is to educate the George Mason University community about gender issues and issues of concern to women, and to be a focal point for women’s studies scholarship and research. We strive to partner with academic programs, University Life units, and the Northern Virginia community to provide learning experiences that educate about gender issues; to provide a safe psychological and physical space for people of all races, genders, sexualities abilities, and religious backgrounds.

We host lectures and participate in important programs such as Take Back the Night and Women’s History Month to raise awareness and promote a sense of community on campus. We are located in Johnson Center 240K.  Learn more about our events, access women’s studies resources, and get involved!

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RSS Smith and Hattery

  • Orenthal James Simpson (OJ): Cultural Hero Redux
    by Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD   He deceived us once.  Will he do it again? Orenthal James “O. J. ” Simpson, nicknamed “the Juice” is a former NCAA Collegiate football hero –having won the coveted Heisman Trophy—as well as a National Football League star running back. After football, he became a […]
  • Male Athletes and Sexual Violence Against Women
    Ray Rice poster athlete for violence against women. by Earl Smith and Angela J. Hattery Boys Behaving Badly? Not really. They are simply doing what is accepted in their sport culture. Since the late 1990s scholars have been chronicling the growing incidences of male athletes–college and professional–, across almost all sports where the common denominator is […]
  • White people have an addiction problem, Black people have a crime problem
    Dozens of studies conducted over the last several decades have demonstrated unequivocally that drug use rates are remarkably consistent across racial groups.  In other words, Blacks and whites use drugs at the same rates.   What differs is the kinds of the drugs they use and the public reaction to this drug use.   There […]
  • Prisoners are Smart: But Not Smart Enough to Stay Out of Prison
    Everyone knows that prisoners are smart. What everyone does not know is that they are not smart enough to remain free once released With approximately 2.3 million in American jails and prisons –and almost all of them returning home at some point in time–and with the policies that shape American arrest and penal philosophy forever […]
  • There is an “ordinariness” to the police murders of Black men
                      By Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD   Philando Castile Since August 26, 2016 when Colin  Kaepernick (who at that time was a San Francisco 49er quarterback) started taking a knee during the National Anthem, police have killed approximately more than 780 people.  Approximately […]