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    Ms. at 40 and the Future of Feminism: Gloria Steinem Keynote Address

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    You can view the keynote address featuring Ms. founding editor, Gloria Steinem, and use the disucssion guide with friends, colleagues and classmates to create your own answer to the question, "What does it mean to be a 'feminist' today?"

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    Saving San Francisco: Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster

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    The popular narrative about the 1906 disaster is how an earthquake brought out altruism and erased social differences. But what really happened was that disaster relief widened the social gaps that existed prior to the calamity. In 1906, the needs of the working class and poor were put on hold in the rush to aid business leaders and homeowners to rebuild. Andrea Rees Davies, a historian and former San Francisco firefighter, spent nearly 10 years researching the 1906 disaster, uncovering new insights into disaster relief.

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    The Gender Revolution: Uneven and Stalled

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    Featuring Paula England

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    Abigail Disney speaks at Stanford on Women, War & Peace

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    Filmmaker Abigail E. Disney's latest project began with a simple question, "What if you looked at war as though women mattered?" Disney's answer to that question is Women, War & Peace, a bold five-part PBS miniseries. By inserting a female face, voice, and perspective into the dialogue about conflict and security, Woman, War & Peace challenges the notion that these issues are only men's domain. Disney will speak on the Stanford campus October 12, 2011.

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    The Motherhood Penalty: Stanford Professor Shelley Correll

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    Ideas. Research. Conversations. On the path to gender equality. Stanford Professor Shelley Correll discusses her work on the hurdles mothers face in the workforce and the work left to be done.

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    Stanford Professor Anne Firth Murray: Ensuring Women's Rights

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    "What we do in our lives is important, but the way we do it is more important in transforming our world," says Anne Firth Murray, a Faculty Research Fellow with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. "We need to be accountable. We need to have concern for the well-being of women by interacting in a mutually empowering way. But the values and principles that emerge are the more important product."

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    Women, Water and Development: Stanford Professor Jenna Davis

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    Almost 1 billion people worldwide live without safe drinking water and more than twice that number people don't have basic hygiene facilities. As a result, 1.8 million children die from diarrhea each year—one of the most pervasive and preventable causes of child mortality. Stanford Professor Jenna Davis looks at the link between women and water and different ways we can consider the options for securing water for families.

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    Framed by Gender: Cecilia Ridgeway, Stanford Professor

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    Gender inequality continues to exist in advanced industrial societies, such as the US, despite a plethora of changes that work against gender discrimination. These countervailing forces include economic rationality, changes to the legal system, progressive politics, and even women's own efforts to achieve equal opportunities. Stanford professor Cecilia Ridgeway takes this conundrum one step further. In a talk sponsored by the Clayman Institute, she explains why gender inequality continues in the modern world, and asks if we can predict which type of Silicon Valley start-up would face the greatest persistence of gender inequality in comparison to traditional, hierarchical firms.

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    Cameron Macdonald: Shadow Mothers - Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering

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    Sociologist Cameron Macdonald explores the division of childrearing labor during daytime "business hours" and offers a vivid and compelling portrait of the complex ways in which gender, race, and class coalesce around mothering and employment. Intense ideals of mothering pressure working moms in their relationships with care-providers, so that she manages the care-provider as if she were an extension of the mother herself - a shadow mother that fades into invisibility when she is not needed and provides no threat to her employer's identity as the child's primary caregiver. Macdonald presented findings at a recent talk at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

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    Switch Hitting: How Women's Soaring Economic Power is Changing Men and Fatherhood

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    Women now represent half the U.S. workforce: While many struggles remain, it's clear that most women have learned to switch hit—to play equally well in the workforce as in the family. Men, however, are only just starting to swing for the home team, taking on greater family responsibilities. Jeremy Adam Smith, author The Daddy Shift, and Christine Larson, co-author of Influence, explore why the next step in the gender revolution is up to men--and how they can be mobilized for work-family balance. Jeremy Adam Smith is a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford and author of The Daddy Shift: How Stay-at-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared Parenting Are Transforming the American Family. Christine Larson is a visiting lecturer in communication and co-author, with Maddy Dychtwald, of Influence: How Women's Soaring Economic Power Will Change Our World for the Better

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