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Gender News Articles: History

Nov 13 2013 | Posted In: History
In April 1933, an anxious nation watched Ruby Bates walk through the door of an Alabama courtroom. Two years earlier, near the town of Scottsboro, Bates and another white woman had charged nine black youths with rape. Juries had readily believed the women despite contradictory evidence, swiftly...
Jan 17 2013 | Posted In: Art and Literature, History
We think of them engraved on urns. Sculpted in white marble. Crowned with laurel wreaths. Wrapped in togas. Anything but feeling human beings. 
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...
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...

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