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Gender News Articles: History

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...
Feb 25 2014 | Posted In: Academia, History, Work and Organizations
Over the last fifty years the composition of the workforce has changed significantly due to an influx of women into the workplace, the delayed retirement of many workers, and the rise in dual-earning households. Yet companies have failed to keep pace, remaining tied to ideals of work rooted in the...
Feb 13 2014 | Posted In: Activism, Art and Literature, Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, History, Intersectionality
Alice Walker is standing on a small boat, called "The Audacity of Love." The vessel is part of Freedom Flotilla II, an international group of boats protesting Israel’s 2011 blockage of Gaza. Despite the dangers of the conflict zone, this is not the first time Walker has travelled to Gaza to promote...
Jan 6 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Diversity and Inclusion, History, Intersectionality
When many people think of the Black Panther Party today, the image that comes to mind is male-centered and violent: a powerful man wearing the Panther’s signature black beret, with gun prominently in hand. This image has been seared into the collective conscious and appears on thousands of posters...
Jan 2 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Feminism, History
As a former firefighter, Andrea Rees Davies is a master of getting the job done under pressure, as well as navigating and negotiating any situation with myraid conditions and players. This work, in conjunction with her illustrious academic career as a historian and director of research and programs...

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