Gender News Articles: History
Feb 13 2017 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Feminism, History, Technology
The largest protest march in America’s history began with a Facebook post.
This may seem an extraordinary feat—and it was. But for Alison Dahl Crossley, PhD, who has examined the mobilizing capacity of Facebook over the past decade, the nearly five million women and their allies who gathered in...
Feb 13 2017 | Posted In: Feminism, History, Intersectionality, Jing Lyman Lecture, Sexual Assault, Unconscious Bias
Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown.
Kimberlé Crenshaw showed their familiar images to a packed audience at Cubberley Auditorium early last October at the annual Jing Lyman Lecture. The crowd was told to “stay standing” if they knew the person behind the name.
May 26 2016 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Feminism, History, Work and Organizations
In 1970, in the offices of UC Berkeley’s economics department, then-chair George Break told Myra Strober, later to become founding director of the Clayman Institute, that she could not be a tenure-track professor simply because she did not live in Berkeley. As she left Break’s office and drove back...
May 26 2016 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Feminism, History, Sexual Assault, Work and Organizations
In 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 967, popularly known as the “affirmative consent” law. The bill sparked nationwide controversy because of a provision that required state-funded institutions of higher education to adopt an “affirmative consent standard” for use in sexual...
Apr 26 2016 | Posted In: Academia, Feminism, History, Mentorship, Work and Organizations
Upon joining a major technology company six years ago, Cherizza Lundy sought opportunities to discover connections between her assignments and other projects at the company as a way to learn about the corporate culture. On a particularly challenging indicators project, Lundy’s investigations led to...