Overcoming Stereotypes: Conversations Starters for Teens and Families from The Representation Project
Equal Rights Amendment to Be Introduced Next Week in North Carolina House by Representative Carla Cunningham.
For the first time since 1982, equality without regard to gender leads the women’s agenda as the state considers regulatory issues limiting access to reproductive health care, fair wages, and educational opportunities
A few days before Christmas, 1848, a man named William Craft gave his wife Ellen a haircut—in fact, he cut it to the nape of her neck, far shorter than any other woman in Macon, Georgia, where the Crafts lived. They picked out her clothes—a cravat, a top hat, a fine coat—and went over the plan for what felt like the hundredth time.
Ellen was scared. “I think it is almost too much for us to undertake; however, I feel that God is on our side,” she would later write, “and with his assistance, notwithstanding all the difficulties, we shall be able to succeed.” Illustration by Jim Cooke, source image via Getty Continue reading
In the 1920s, the president of Sears, Roebuck and Co, Julius Rosenwald, created a fund to build schools in the rural areas of 15 southern states to enable black children to get an education during segregation. The schools were financed with matching grants from the Rosenwald fund, local governments and the local black communities. The Rosenwald School building program is recognized as one of the most important partnerships to advance African-American education in the early 20thcentury.
Western Carolina University’s Department of Intercultural Affairs is located in the A.K. Hinds University Center. The mission of Intercultural Affairs is to provide an inclusive environment that examines, recognizes, accepts, and affirms human differences and similarities related to national origin, religion, gender, disability, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, and socioeconomic status. The Department of Intercultural Affairs contributes to a culturally rich campus through advocacy, diversity and social justice education, leadership and the development of global citizens. Intercultural Affairs provides lectures, cultural awareness programs, films, and workshops to promote social justice and cultural competency as well as to respond to acts of discrimination and bias.
Department of Intercultural Affairs | Western Carolina University | A.K. Hinds University Center | Cullowhee, NC 28723
Appalachian State University Women’s Studies Program was founded in 1976 and is the second oldest program in the state. It provides academic leadership to the community for the study of women’s and gender issues, and gender/feminist/womanist theories.
Master-at-Arms Second Class Caroline Taylor, Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads (NSA HR) Physical Security Manager from Asheville, N.C., and a 2006 graduate of T.C. Roberson High School, was recently named NSA HR’s Junior Sailor of the Year.
Shared Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2014
Malala Yousafzai S.St (Malālah Yūsafzay, Pashto: ملاله یوسفزۍ [məˈlaːlə jusəf ˈzəj]; born 12 July 1997) is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Yousafzai’s advocacy has since grown into an international movement. Continue reading
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For many years — almost as long as he could remember — Ian* owned and ran a successful pub in his small town in Ireland. Ian was well-known around town. He had lots of friends, many of whom he saw when they came to eat and drink, and he was happy. Stop Worrying About How Much You Matter (Ha, not what you thought it was going to be, right?)
With more and more women running for office, the Women’s Media Center is finding their portrayal by a largely male mainstream media can harm their campaigns. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan of the Women’s Media Center join to discuss. Click here for the video
Alicia Garza calls Oakland home but is one of the many black organizers who’ve flocked to Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. For Garza, who serves as special projects director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, her presence in Ferguson gave her the opportunity to support local activists as they worked to build sustainable leadership. It was also a chance to put into action a saying that’s become somewhat of a movement slogan in recent months: “Black Lives Matter.” Continue reading
The hyper-sexualization of children’s toys (especially Bratz Dolls) make many of us very uncomfortable. In fact, when a new Bratz movie came into the video store I worked in once, a custome legitimately asked if it was a new animated porno he could rent. So these make-unders done by a Tasmanian artist who “rescues and rehabs” these dolls and then poses them doing things that actual young girls might do, like hiding in trees and chilling on swings. Continue reading This article was sent in by Shiner Antiorio
The Women’s Media Center—founded by Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Robin Morgan—presents its first comprehensive guide to using accurate, inclusive, creative, and clear language.
Introduction to Women’s Studies, American Women’s Studies, and Women and History survey the experience of women in historical perspective; include the experiences and contributions of women in culture, politics, economics, science, and religion; and provide an inter-disciplinary study of the history, literature, and social roles of American women from Colonial times to the present.
Warren Wilson College Gender and Women’s Studies explores the intersections of gender, class, race and ethnicity and asks students to challenge their traditional knowledge about women and men by examining the idiosyncrasies among women.
UNC Asheville Women’s Studies seeks to understand the diversity of women’s experiences through an interdisciplinary program of teaching, service and research.
UNC Asheville Women’s Studies seeks to understand the diversity of women’s experiences through an interdisciplinary program of teaching, service and research. Women’s Studies courses and electives explore the experiences of women and investigate the complex phenomenon of gender. Courses promote student investigation of women’s diverse experiences from the perspective of the various social sciences, sciences and humanities. Emerging from an activist tradition, Women’s Studies seeks to provide resources to the university and the broader community by providing an on-going array of co-curricular activities for students and community members. We act as a resource and guide on issues relating to women through community activism and service by encouraging interdisciplinary techniques and by being wholly cognizant of the interaction of gender and diversity. 828.251.6419 Visit our Website
Recently, a young woman asked me how we can make feminism more accessible to men. I told her that I don’t care about making feminism more accessible to men. In truth, I don’t care about making feminism more accessible to anyone. I care about making the liberties that men enjoy so freely fully accessible to women, and if men or celebrities claiming feminism for themselves has become the spoon full of sugar to make that medicine go down, so be it. ( this Blog was suggested by Dorothy Rogers ) Continue reading
I always expected that I’d spend my last summer before starting college binge-watching TV, eating pizza, and dealing with anxiety about my freshman year. Instead, I ended up exploring my recent acquaintance with the feminist movement through an internship with So She Did, an organization related to women’s empowerment. I decided to join the organization because it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get a different perspective on feminism and my own ideas about empowerment. Sure enough, working there resulted in one of the best and most interesting summers of my life. Continue reading
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