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  • Miss Representation Day of Action


    Miss Representation Day of Action form letter

  • Lost in the Shuffle

    Lost in the Shuffle


    Rachel Levinthal, Founder and Director of Women's Peer-to-Peer Network, captures the stories of women in prison to highlight major challenges. 

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    Women Prisoners Panel Resources and Actions to Take


    Handout of resources and actions to take from the event Women Prisoners: No Right to be a Mother. 

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    Ms. at 40 and the Future of Feminism: Panel Discussion Guide


    We’ve come a long way since 1972.  The mainstream media has more female reporters, editors, anchors and producers than ever before.  Women’s issues are treated more seriously and covered more frequently in major newspapers and broadcasts.  But serious problems remain.

    This discussion guide explores the status of women in the media.  It draws on information from the Women’s Media Center and a panel discussion of feminist writers, bloggers and journalists at Stanford University, part of a weeklong series of events commemorating the Ms. anniversary.

    Ms. at 40 Bloggers Panel Discussion Guide and Film of Bloggers Panel 

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    Ms. at 40 and the Future of Feminism Discussion Guide


    2012 marks the 40th anniversary of Ms. magazine, a publication that both chronicled and nurtured the feminist movement.  Ms. covered topics that had long been ignored or glossed over in mainstream society — reproductive rights, lesbian relationships, balancing motherhood and work, sexual harassment, rape, domestic violence and more.  When Ms. was founded in 1972, women weren’t allowed to get a loan without their husbands’ permission.  They were paid much less than men and were expected to wear girdles to work.  Abortion was illegal and the American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as a mental disorder.

    We’ve come a long way since 1972.  What does our progress mean for the feminist movement today?  Have its goals shifted?  Or its methods?  How do religion, race, and sexuality fit into these discussions?  What does it mean to be a “feminist” today?

    This discussion guide explores where feminism is now, and what it might look like in the future.  It draws on information and discussions from a weeklong series of events at Stanford University commemorating the Ms. anniversary.

  • Ten Ways to Learn More About Women In Prison


    This document from the appendix of the book, Inside This Place, Not Of It, gives ten ways to learn more about women in prison.

  • Are Girls Underachieving in Mathematics and Science?


    Jo Boaler, Associate Professor in Mathematics Education at Stanford University presents on women and girls in mathematics and science.

  • Gender, Science, and Technology


    This paper provides background information on current efforts to achieve gender equality for girls and women in S&T education, employment, research, and decision-making.

  • Why so Few?


    This study tackles this puzzling question and presents a picture of what we know—and what is
    still to be understood—about girls and women in scientific fields. The report focuses on practical
    ways that families, schools, and communities can create an environment of encouragement
    that can disrupt negative stereotypes about women’s capacity in these demanding fields.

  • The Gender Revolution: Uneven and Stalled


    In this article, the author describes sweeping changes in the gender system and offers explanations for why change has been uneven.