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  • by Ashley Farmer on Monday, December 9, 2013 - 10:45am
    Debora Spar is many things: She’s the president of Barnard College. She was among the youngest women to earn tenure at the Harvard Business School. She is the author of six books. She is...
  • by Kathleen J. Sullivan on Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 9:29am
    Elizabeth "Jing" Lyman, the widow of the late Stanford President Richard W. Lyman, and a key player in the creation of the university's institute for gender research, died Thursday, Nov. 21, at...
  • by Joan Williams on Friday, November 15, 2013 - 7:23am
    A recent article in Slate (...
  • by Lindsey Trimble O’Connor and Christin L. Munsch on Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:53pm
    AMC’s hit show Mad Men has received widespread critical acclaim, in part, for its depiction of changing social mores surrounding gender, work, and family. Set in the 1960s, three-martini lunches...
  • by Alison Dahl Crossley and Electra Colevas on Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:03am
    Two years ago, Occupy Wall Street protestors turned out en masse on the sidewalks of New York City. This began a movement that spread rapidly, drawing attention to the vast economic disparities in...
  • by Gender News staff on Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:03am
    Karen Offen chaired the closing session, “After the transnational turn: What future for nation-based histories of women?” at the late August 2013 congress of the International Federation for Research...
  • by Annelise Heinz on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 11:18am
    The much-discussed “crisis of the humanities” has provoked a stream of attacks and justifications, with politicians like Florida governor Rick Scott questioning investment in English, art, and...
  • by Tres Pittman on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:23am
    As a basketball player, Toni Kokenis witnessed firsthand how toxic the culture of varsity sports can be for gay, lesbian, and transgender athletes. Kokenis recounted instances at Stanford and...
  • by Adrienne Rose Johnson on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 9:01am
    In a world without walls, what separates work from life? When time cards and factory bells have gone the way of the card catalog, how do workers know when work ends and life begins?
  • by Alison Wynn on Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 9:29am
    The United States has witnessed a dramatic transformation on the subject of gay marriage over the last decade. The question of whether same-sex couples should be permitted to marry has worked its way...

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