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Gender News Articles: History

Oct 17 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Feminism, History, Intersectionality, Technology
The vision for The Online Feminism Conference (#OFCon14) was born out of a genuine need to bridge gaps within the feminist community. On October 10th, Clayman Institute postdoctoral fellows, Ashley Farmer and Alison Dahl Crossley brought together teachers, renowned historians, researchers, venture...
Jul 23 2014 | Posted In: Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, History
Since 2000, the year the U.S. census first allowed respondents to identify as multiracial or multiethnic, the number of Americans who identify with multiple races has increased dramatically. Given that respondents are now allowed to check multiple boxes on the census, that’s not surprising. However...
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 19 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Feminism, History, Leadership
Perhaps nowhere is the stalled gender revolution more apparent than in the executive and leadership ranks of business, government and education. For the past thirty years, women have surpassed their male peers in earning undergraduate degrees, according to the National Center for Education...
Mar 17 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Feminism, History, Leadership, Medicine, Work and Organizations
You might take for granted that your doctor considers your gender and sex when assessing your health or recommending treatments. But as recently as twenty-five years ago, medical research and health care decisions were rarely viewed through the lens of gender. Iris Litt, M.D. pediatric physician...

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