Feminist Files: Always swim with a buddy

While I’m laid up with a bad back, let’s look at some headlines. (PS: I’m very open to guest posts right now. Hint, hint.) * Anthropologically speaking…: Could it be that when girls see positive images of women in STEM (thats’s science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, the result is more women in those fields?…

Feminism gold medals at 2012 Olympics

Every time the Olympics rolls around I can’t help but get a little excited. Ever since I was a kid, I’d sit in front of the TV and marvel at the amazing talent and skills demonstrated by people who seemed to defy the laws of physics — or at least have super-human powers. And it…

A look back at pre-Title IX days

Today’s post is part of the National Women’s Law Center blog carnival celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, landmark legislation passed in 1972 that gender equity in every educational program that receives federal funding. Indeed, while Title IX is more famous for requiring gender parity in sports programs, it has several benchmarks of equity,…

Feminist Files: For the boys

After an unscheduled bit of time off (my apologies), let’s get right into it: Boy meets world: Turns out, TV isn’t bad for you… if you’re a white boy. Anyone else — especially girls and boys of other races — not so much. Boys club: Former NFL defensive back Wade Davis came out last week,…

Feminist Files: It’s not me, it’s you edition

Mama’s got the magic… of Prozac: New study finds the stay-at-home moms are more depressed than either their working-mom counterparts or working women without kids. They also are more likely to report that they are “struggling,” angry, stressed, and sad. Study authors posit that this is at least partly due to the fact that most…

Celebrate 40 years of Title IX with WRIN

This looks cool: Equity in Education: Celebrating 40 Years of Title IXEquity in Education: Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX Thursday, April 19, 2012 3:00 to 5:00 pm Panel Discussion, reception to follow Hendrix Auditorium, William D. Carlson Education Building (CEB) This event looks back at the progress and challenges of the forty years since…