December, 2011

This year, the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights formally reminded schools, colleges and universities that Title IX prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence.

The Year in Review – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/linda-hallman/the-year-in-review_b_1176796.html Posted: 12/30/11 03:12 PM ET   As 2011 comes to a close, it seems almost nonsensical to have to mention, let alone devote an article to, gender barriers. While women have made great strides, we still have a long way to go. Given the struggle to maintain our place […]

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How the News Media Peddle Junk Science

American Journalism Review From AJR,   December 2011  issue http://www.ajr.org/article_printable.asp?id=5212 How the News Media Peddle Junk Science Mon., December 12, 2011 By Caryl Rivers & Rosalind C. Barnett Boston University journalism professor Caryl Rivers (caryl@bu.edu) and Rosalind C. Barnett, senior scientist at the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center are the co-authors of “The Truth About Girls […]

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Inclusive Athletics

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/09/16/ncaa_clarifies_policies_on_transgender_student_athletes Inclusive Athletics September 16, 2011 The National Collegiate Athletic Association has clarified its policies on when transgender athletes can compete, largely embracing the recommendations of advocacy groups and making clear the circumstances under which a transitioning male can play on a female team, and vice versa. “There was pretty much unanimous endorsement,” said Mary […]

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Girls are no worse than boys at maths: Study in 86 countries shows differences caused by attitudes to women

Girls are no worse than boys at maths: Study in 86 countries shows differences caused by attitudes to women Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2073523/Girls-worse-boys-maths-Study-86-countries-shows-differences-caused-attitudes-women.html#ixzz1hxGKvREH The study used data from schools in 86 countries – it’s the first major study to include so many non-Western societies – and concluded that differences in mathematical ability were due to unequal […]

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TITLE IX RESOURCES

From the Feminist Majority Foundation TITLE IX RESOURCES The following listings include a variety (though not all) of online links to organizations and resources that provide information about the scope and implementation of Title IX and related gender equity in education issues. Many of the web sites allow for specific searching on Title IX. ORGANIZATIONS […]

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