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Ms. @ 40 and the Future of Feminism: Winter Quarter Events

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ms. magazine at Stanford during Winter Quarter 2012 - Ms. @ 40 and the Future of Feminism. This series of events looks back on what Ms. Magazine has meant to its readers over the last 40 years and that looks ahead to what feminism may mean for the next generation.

  • Virginia Christian, first woman executed by Commonwealth of Virginia
    Date & Time
    Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 4:15pm to 5:45pm
    Description

    Women are the fastest growing population in the US prison system, outstripping men in all 50 states. 

    When asked to describe mothers who are in prison, many would characterize them as hysterical and psychotic, or neglectful and heartless.  In essence, they face harsher standards– laboring under the burden of lives filled with violence, drug abuse, and poverty while at the same time, being measured against – and failing- the standard of the ideal mother.

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    Location
    Bechtel International
    584 Capistrano Way Conference Room
    Stanford, CA
  • Ms 40 Covers
    Date & Time
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 (All day) to Friday, June 1, 2012 (All day)
    Description

    Stanford faculty and editors of Ms. magazine selected 40 iconic Ms. magazine covers representing feminist issues, imagery and writing over the past forty years. These covers were the inspiration for a nationwide Iconic Cover Short-Essay contest. Ten winners were chosen based on their originality, vision, awareness of feminist values, and quality of expression.

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    Location
    Serra House
    589 Capistrano Way, and Green Library at 295 Galvez Street
    94305 Stanford, CA