Dr. Susan Crutchfield
Associate Professor of English
Why should others care about Women & Gender studies?
Oppressive gender norms harm all of us, even those who would seem to benefit from them, by squelching our ability to be our whole selves. When any person is denied the opportunity to reach her or his potential, the world cannot benefit from that person’s insights, efforts, or art.
What is something you wish every person knew who has a bad stereotype about those who in our field?
It would be wrong to think of what feminists do as dismantling culture, when what we are dedicated to is recovering and uncovering the vital cultural contributions of women.