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Gender News Articles: Feminism

Jan 3 2012 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Feminism, History
In 1971, less than six percent of professors were women and only nine women held tenure at Stanford University. Three students dared to question, “Where were the women’s voices on Stanford’s campus and in academia as a whole?” Finding the answer to that question changed their lives, as well as the...
Oct 31 2011 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Feminism, History, Leadership
This month marks the anniversary of a little-known event. In October 1906, Mary Kelly, a working-class refugee of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire, unlawfully occupied a one-room earthquake cottage. Her application for a similar cottage had been rejected, and she used her new home as the...
Jun 1 2011 | Posted In: Feminism, History, Technology
Asked to picture a computer programmer, most of us describe the archetypal computer geek, a brilliant but socially-awkward male. We imagine him as a largely noctural creature, passing sleepless nights writing computer code. According to workplace researchers, this stereotype of the lone male...
Feb 28 2011 | Posted In: Academia, Feminism
A few years ago English professor, Michele Elam, noticed something curious in her introduction to feminist studies class – very few of her forty students felt comfortable using the word feminism, and still fewer identified themselves as feminists.  Despite being interested in gender equality, it...
Jan 23 2011 | Posted In: Feminism, Leadership
Katha Pollitt, the award-winning writer for The Nation, is one of the most popular and widely read feminist pundits in the country.  In her regular “Subject to Debate” column, which the Washington Post hailed as “the best place to go for original thinking on the Left,” Pollitt tackles with humor...

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