#patriarchiesrealign: #research: women absent from introductory political science texts – @PSAWomenPol

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Despite compelling arguments for gender mainstreaming in political science education, evidence indicates that very little mainstreaming is taking place. This is likely related to a knowledge gap regarding politics and gender. As Ernest Boyer noted: “[A]s a scholarly enterprise, teaching begins with what the teacher knows.” Nevertheless, professors would be hard-pressed to know everything there is to know about their […]

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#womenslives: female academics and the ‘flexibility myth’ @ rolereboot

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There’s a flexibility myth in academia. It goes like this: Academic mothers have it much better than other professional mothers because of their flexible schedule—a luxury women in business, journalism, law, and medicine don’t enjoy—which allows them to set their own hours, and chart their individual paths to success. It’s tempting to buy into this myth, a kind of variation […]

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#research: people morally outraged by other people who don’t want kids – @broadly

Not only did participants perceive the voluntarily childfree male and female subjects to be “significantly less psychologically fulfilled than targets with two children,” Ashburn-Nardo notes, they also reported “significantly greater moral outrage” toward them. These findings offer evidence for the theory that parenthood is seen by some as a moral imperative: “In other words,” the study states, “not having children […]

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#research: Judith Butler (b. 1956) is a philosopher and theorist

celebratingamazingwomen: JudithButler (b. 1956) is a philosopher and theorist whohas had a great shaping influence on political philosophy, as well as feminist andqueer theory. She is a Professor of Literature at the University of California,Berkeley, and the Hannah Arendt Chair at the European Graduate School. Some of her most famous and significant works are Gender Trouble and Imitation and Gender […]

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#picturethis: turning girls into princesses – @broadly

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#picturethis: turning girls into princesses – @broadly For many girls who grow up immersed in American culture, becoming a princess is a deeply desired transformation. In the most traditional sense, being showered with riches and attention in exchange for acquiescence doesn’t sound so bad. However, the sweetness and docility associated with being a Disney princess are virtues that too often […]

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#vivelafeminism: Feminism’s PR problem

➜ Aisling Phillipa; @lip_mag: Feminism is suffering from a public relations problem. The central problem with feminism is how it is currently perceived by the community external to the feminist movement. Apparently, being a feminist is the same as hating men, and wanting women to subjugate the opposite sex – ignoring the fact that gender exists on a spectrum. Not […]

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#guestpost: the 2.2%: meet the women who drive London’s cabs

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This is a man’s world. And if you have any reservations about that statement, we’re about to hit you with some pretty depressing statistics. Buckle up… 36% of secondary school headteachers are women, despite the fact that 62% of the secondary school workforce is female A meagre 29% of the UK’s MPs are women Women hold just 11% of roles […]

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#research: Girls exposed to a diverse set of scientists shift their assumption that they’re mostly men

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socimages: Girls exposed to a diverse set of scientists shift their assumption that they’re mostly men, but boys are less likely to do so.By Gwen Sharp, PhDEden H. sent in an exploratory study about kids’ stereotypes of scientists. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab asked 7th graders to draw and describe a “scientist” before and after visiting the lab on […]

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#vivelafeminism: ‘We need to be braver’ — women challenge ‘gender identity’ and the silencing of feminist discourse – @feministcurrent

Women who challenge discourse around “gender identity” have been largely isolated on the front lines for the past decade. Liberal feminists and progressives have chosen identity politics over feminism many times over and this is no exception. Those who are not invested in women’s liberation are well aware that the power they seek cannot be gained from supporting the independent […]

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#womenslives: he thinks you’re a hoe anyway! the -1 vs. +1 woman’s value theory – @thefeministwire

By the by, this is a really great series of posts (feministwire) where women talk about their lives, stories, experiences, and feminisms. Look for emerging feminisms on feministwire. This one: He Thinks You’re A Hoe Anyway! The -1 vs. +1 Woman’s Value Theory Narrative: A woman’s “value” lowers as her sexual partners increases, while a man’s “value” rises as his […]

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#study: women the decision-makers when starting a family, study finds

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(bc chimes with traditional gender roles: women do the family.) Fromtheguardian.com (emphasis added, as always): Women appear to be the decision-makers when it comes to starting a family, with a new report finding a strong correlation between a woman’s relationship satisfaction and financial security and the likelihood of pregnancy and no noticeable correlation to how a man feels and his […]

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#study: women doctors paid $20,000 less than men on average

Female doctors in the US are paid nearly $20,000 a year less than their male colleagues, even after factors such as age and years of experience are taken into account, according to a study of medical pay. The research looked at the gender pay gap among over 10,000 academic doctors working in publicly funded US medical schools across a wide […]

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