Category Archives: Gender in the U.S.
Here is an article about a blog writer for Duke’s website confronting and interviewing a freshman student who has decided to get into the adult movie industry to pay her tuition: http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2014/02/14/portrait-porn-star Personally, I believe that any person should have … Continue reading
Teenage filmmaker Kiri Davis created a short film about race and young women in America. She recreated the “doll test” that was used by Dr. Kenneth Clark to settle Brown vs. Board of Education. She documents the result in her … Continue reading
When I began to think of topics that would interest our entire class, I immediately thought of this video. Compiled by the Alliance 4 Justice, this video address the issue of Reproductive Justice. Many think of FGM or other extremes … Continue reading
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/7159.html In this Harvard Business School article, researches ponder the question why there are so few women holding board seats at the 1500 S&P businesses (only 14% of board seats are held by women). The results of their research are very interesting in … Continue reading
The senate today passed the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act. All of the women senators voted in favor, as did all of the democrats and not surprisingly those who were opposed were republican men. Some very important changes … Continue reading
Since the Violence Against Women Act, VAWA, was mentioned during our first class period, I thought it would be good to get an update on the challenges facing Congress as well as identify the main issues with VAWA. http://thegrio.com/2013/01/23/democrats-try-again-to-extend-violence-against-women-act/
I found two articles this week that were equally relevant and thought provoking in light of our readings, and I could not choose to share just one. The first is from the Feminist Wire where the first lady is being … Continue reading
What happens if the ultrasound technician see something wrong and decides NOT to tell you: http://www.aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/kansas-pregnant-women-little-lie-your-doctor-wont-hurt-you As someone who has felt that nervous glide of the ultrasound many times–wondering if all was OK, I understand the ramifications of this bill.
In today’s New York Times, there are two pieces regarding immigration and Latinos — unrelated articles, but developments to pay attention to. First is the announcement that Obama is going to recruit Latina actresses to help promote his ideas for … Continue reading
This article points out the gender gap in beliefs about the death penalty. It also demonstrates women’s leadership in social movements other than women’s rights movements: http://www.womensenews.org/story/crime-policylegislation/110424/the-death-penalty-gender-gap Susan Pearce