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Gender News Articles: History

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...
Oct 31 2011 | Posted In: Activism, History
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...
Aug 16 2010 | Posted In: Academia, Feminism, History, Leadership, Work and Organizations
Directing the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research has been a remarkable pleasure for me. Working with all of you—supporters, scholars, and students—to create knowledge that promotes equality for women and men at Stanford, nationally, and internationally has been wonderful. Life will...
Oct 16 2009 | Posted In: Feminism, History
When Myra Strober spearheaded Stanford University's first Center for Research on Women (CROW) in 1974, the need for serious scholarship and advocacy on gender issues was painfully obvious. At the time, American women were earning only 59 cents on the dollar compared to men. There was little...

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