Archive for 'Academia'

Gender Justice in 40 years: What role can educators play?

In recent years, primary and secondary school enrollments have reached an unprecedented level of gender parity worldwide; 96 girls for every 100 boys are enrolled in primary school, and 90 girls for every 100 boys in secondary schools. The increasing numerical balance in educational access does have a hidden problem however, as this progress in education can mask persistent disparities in gender equality. Professor Christine Min Wotipka addressed this issue on a panel, “Getting to a World Without Limits for Women and Girls: 2011-2051.”

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2011 Spring Series: gender and the intersections of race, class and sexuality

The Clayman Institute’s Spring 2011 Series addresses the uneven nature of the stall in the gender revolution, looking at the intersections of race, class and sexuality. Our speakers will look at these intersections to see what they can tell us about the stall and present workable solutions to move beyond where we are today.

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A funny thing happened on the way to gender equality

In her recent talk, “The Gender Revolution: Uneven and Stalled,” sociology Professor Paula England pointed out that since the 1970s women have increasingly majored in previously male-dominated fields like business, marketing, and accounting. Yet, there has been little increase in men majoring in traditionally female fields like English, education, and sociology.

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Workplace innovation, male caregivers, and the gender revolution

For the past twenty years, scholars have referred to a “stall” in the movement toward gender equality. The choice of the word “stall” suggests that the gender revolution has not reached its final destination and that sooner or later it will start moving again. Indeed, perhaps the stalled revolution is already on the move. Professor Myra Strober offers signs of hope.

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Routledge History Author of the Month March 2011: Karen Offen

Karen Offen, Senior Scholar with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, has been named the Routledge History Author of the Month for March.

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