Gender News Articles: Art and Literature
Nov 15 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Art and Literature, Diversity and Inclusion, History, Intersectionality
Before the lights dimmed in Stanford University’s Paul Brest Hall for a special screening last October of the documentary Anita: Speaking Truth to Power, the film’s star, law professor Anita Hill, took the stage to thundering applause. “It’s just amazing looking out into [a crowd of] so many young...
Oct 20 2014 | Posted In: Art and Literature, Feminism, History
“History is made by those who show up,” Christie Herring said during her appearance last spring for the Stanford screening of her documentary film The Campaign. “Who shows up and takes action, are those who make the decisions,” she reflects.
The Campaign is a film about those who showed up. Took...
Jul 26 2014 | Posted In: Activism, Art and Literature, Diversity and Inclusion
In 1993, Piper Kerman carried a bag of drug money from Chicago to Brussels.
Ten years later, two men knocked on Piper Kerman’s door.
The two men were U.S Customs officers. She had been indicted in federal court for drug smuggling and money laundering. That knock began her unexpected “journey...
May 27 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Art and Literature, History
Two years ago, Bill Gates famously proclaimed that he didn’t understand how anyone could donate money “to build a new wing for a museum rather than spend it on preventing illnesses that can lead to blindness.” Such frivolity, he suggested, was morally equivalent to blinding one percent of the...
May 15 2014 | Posted In: Art and Literature, Feminism, Technology
Can taking a selfie be a feminist act? The answer to this question, according to Stanford professor Peggy Phelan, lies at the intersection of feminist art and photography.