Mount Holyoke remains committed to its historic mission as a women’s college. Yet, concepts of what it means to be a woman are not static. Traditional binaries around who counts as a man or woman are being challenged by those whose gender identity does not conform to their biology. Those bringing forth these challenges recognize that such categorization is not independent of political and social ideologies. Just as early feminists argued that the reduction of women to their biological functions was a foundation for women’s oppression, we must acknowledge that gender identity is not reducible to the body. Instead, we must look at identity in terms of the external context in which the individual is situated. It is this positionality that biological and transwomen share, and it is this positionality that is relevant when women’s colleges open their gates for those aspiring to live, learn, and thrive within a community of women.
Mount Holyoke is a liberal arts college dedicated to academic excellence in the pursuit of knowledge. Throughout our curriculum, in every department and program, there are courses in which faculty and students come together to interrogate social practices and engage in bold inquiry. The College’s practices and policies should align with our core values around individual freedom, social justice, and diversity and inclusion, in support of our mission of using liberal learning for purposeful engagement in the world.
1. Describe your ideal holodeck program.
So the thing is that REALLY, my ideal holodeck program would be getting to hang out at DS9. But if I were in a situation where I had a holodeck, I could just go there, so it would be less useful.
2. Would you most likely be found at Ten Forward, Quark’s, or the mess hall?
I think Neelix’s mess hall would work the best for me. It’s the homiest.
11. What would be the best part about living on a starship/space station?
Other than THE VIEW? Space ship, the ability to be at home while also going to new places.
15. Best doctor?
KATHERINE THE FUCK PULASKI.
Second place is probably Phlox? I like them all a lot.
16. What would be your personal “captain’s beverage”?
I think I have to go with Janeway on this one. You can’t beat just plain coffee.
22. As a captain, how would you style your hair?
Hmmm. Probably I would just style it the way I style my hair now? (Which is somewhere between Chakotay and Major Kira) but OTOH I am pretty into Dax’s fancy faux-hawk updo from the early seasons of DS9.
32. Would you consider traveling with Q for eternity?
Eternity? Probably not. A while? Totes. I think Vash and I have similar levels of judgement on this front.
33. Which character would you want to be trapped with in the turbo lift?Garak. I feel like it’d be the most interesting.
34. What would be your signature catchphrase as a captain?
Does it specifically have to be the “yes, go do that now please” phrase? E.G. Picard’s “make it so” and Janeway’s “do it”?
Maybe it would be something along the lines of “let’s try it and see.”
39. Which two characters would you want as your parents?
Neelix and Seven of Nine. (By which I mean, I WANT TO BE NAOMI WILDMAN. So also Ensign Wildman I guess.)