Alex believes it’s also important for men in the feminist movement to acknowledge their male privilege and the ways their positionality influences their experiences with gender inequality.
Feminism to Jeana is her realization of her views regarding the ways people should treat each other and “represents like a maturation of [her] understanding of the world.” Jeana, however, felt a powerful turning point for her was when she entered UCLA and saw Constance Wu.
Through her research, Harris hopes to demonstrate the opposite: “We need to make [space for discussions about sexual assault] so that it’s not just centered on White, cis-, heterosexual, upper class women.” If a college campus fails to do so, then the experiences of women with multiple minoritized identities will continue to be ignored.
Rebecca Sugar has used “Steven Universe” as an opportunity to deconstruct heteronormativity and provide LGBTQ+ children with characters like them. While speaking to Movie Pilot, Sugar said “You can’t wait until kids have grown up to let them know that queer people exist.”
Calvin hopes to see greater diversity in the future, and a more accepting culture in general: “Just do whatever you want to change the world without anyone holding you back.”
As a feminist, Adilene doesn’t want anyone’s dreams, ambitions, and self-expression to be limited by gender roles and gender expectations: “It’s a thing that’s imposed on us, and we have every right to break from it.”
To celebrate National Coming Out Day the Queer Alliance has organized an unofficial National Coming Out Week, from Monday, Oct. 9 to Thursday, Oct. 12, which includes numerous events celebrating LGBTQ+ heroes, history, representation, and education.
“Realizing that classes and teachers fail to see intersectionality as a valid form of feminism helped me realize it was my job to educate myself on those issues and to preach those to people who are misinformed or are too ignorant to realize that there is more than white feminism out there.”
On April 20, Bruin Drag Royalty, UCLA students who do drag, performed in UCLA’s Northwest Auditorium.
The GenderGap Clothing Drive fills a need while emphasizing the fact that everyone has the right to express themselves.