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Gender News Articles: Unconscious Bias

May 29 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, Unconscious Bias
Stanford University was founded in the 1800s when mainly children of the privileged class had the opportunity to enroll in universities. Today, students come from a variety of race, social, ethnic, religious, and geographical backgrounds, as do faculty and staff. Yet in many ways, the culture at...
Mar 20 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Art and Literature, Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, Unconscious Bias
Can pornography be political? Can it be anti-racist? Maybe even feminist? Film scholar Celine Parreñas Shimizu answers with a resounding YES. At a Stanford talk, Shimizu argued that feminist porn is not only possible, but it is also a genre that challenges and electrifies typical, mainstream...
Mar 3 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, Leadership, Unconscious Bias
Four male academic leaders were joined by a female peer during a lively panel held Feb. 26. Since women hold 22 percent of tenured faculty positions at Stanford, this ratio might appear unremarkable. However, the topic of discussion, gender equity, made this lineup noteworthy. Organized by the...
Feb 3 2014 | Posted In: Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
A woman’s road to the c-suite is full of hurdles. Her input in a meeting is ignored. She negotiates skillfully, and she's told she’s full of herself.  While these roadblocks may feel like personal criticisms, they don’t have to, according to legal scholar Joan C. Williams.
Dec 9 2013 | Posted In: Academia, Feminism, Unconscious Bias
Debora Spar is many things: She’s the president of Barnard College. She was among the youngest women to earn tenure at the Harvard Business School. She is the author of six books. She is the mother to three children. By all accounts, Spar is a feminist success story. Yet she also is a self-...

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