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: 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…

Title IX: Rally for girls sports

The National Women’s Law Center is hosting a Title IX webinar tomorrow called Rally for Girls’ Sports. Title IX, which became law in 1972, is designed to create equity for girls and women in the education system. Most notably, it has been used to create equal access to sports. Coaches, educators, parents and anyone interested…

Are you ready for some football?

It’s fall and for a lot of people — myself included — that means it’s time for football. (Go Ducks!) But these days it’s not just a matter of college or pros. There’s also the two-year-old Lingerie Football League, which launched a Las Vegas franchise this fall called Vegas Sin. The question: Is this just…

In case you missed it…

Some tidbits from the interwebs to ease you in on Monday morning: You know what helps me chase away a case of the Mondays? A 140-character tweet from my favorite green, vegan, hegemony-smashing friend on twitter FEMINIST HULK! Something else I enjoy reading? Bossypants by Tina Fey! I finished it over the weekend and it…