Womonscape Center Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the Womonscape Center?
A. The Womonscape Center is a non-profit organization that celebrates and supports women of all ages in their desire to live rich and fulfilling lives. The Center’s aim is to be educational, supportive, recreational, peaceful, and safe. The Womonscape Center is a place for women to share resources, conversation, and ideas; for quiet reflection and study; and for workshops and gatherings.
Q. What is your mission?
A. The Womonscape Center is a non-profit organization based on feminist principles created to foster women’s growth.
Q. What do you mean by feminist principles?
A. A leading national organization, the Feminist Majority Foundation, defines feminism as, “...the policy, practice or advocacy of political, economic, and social equality for women,” and longtime suffragist, Rebecca West, made famous this quote, “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” In other words, feminism is a commitment to achieving the equality of the sexes.
These are the principles of feminism that we adhere to.
Q. Who are the staff?
A. Womonscape Center is run by volunteers in cooperation with a Board of Directors and an
Q. How much does it cost?
A. The Womonscape Center operates entirely on donations. Participation in Center activities is free to all. Donations are encouraged, however, to off-set costs of operating and maintaining the organization. No one will be turned away due to inability to contribute.
Q. Aren't you forgetting about men?
A. No. The Womonscape Center celebrates women and girls as a way of lifting up all of humanity.
Men and boys are welcome and encouraged to join us in supporting women.
Q. Isn't womon spelled incorrectly? If not, why do you spell it like that?
A. Womon is an alternative spelling for woman. This spelling has been used historically in the United States since the 1970s as a way for women to regain strength. For many women it is a way to reclaim themselves as individuals who are not dependent on a “man,” even in their name. Other ways women have renamed themselves in this way include ‘womyn’ and ‘wimmin.’
Q. What does your slogan, "Serving and enriching women's lives" mean?
A. We are here to serve women and help them meet their needs. If a woman comes in the Womonscape Center looking for a book or recording, we will do our best to locate it. If a woman comes to the Center needing a space to rest quietly, we will make a space for her to do so. If she needs information about community resources, or someone to listen to her ideas or concerns, the Center can serve as a sounding board or an empathetic ear.
It is our aim that women’s lives will be enriched by what they experience at the Womonscape Center. Reading a book, listening to music, having a thoughtful conversation, seeing a woman-inspired movie--all can lead to a richer life.
Q. Are there any exceptions to your guidelines and policies?
A. Our guidelines and policies are not written in stone. Any exceptions must be approved by the Board of Directors.