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Chart of the Day: Male profs are “geniuses,” female ones are “bossy”

A Northeastern University professor has created an interactive chart that reveals the gendered biases in students’ evaluations of their profs on RateMyProfessors.com. You can input any word — like, say, “genius” or “bossy” — and see how often it’s used by gender and academic department. 

A Northeastern University professor has created an interactive chart that reveals the gendered biases in students’ evaluations of their profs on RateMyProfessors.com. You can input any word — like, say, “genius” or “bossy” — and see how often it’s ...

The Academic Feminist: “The feminist know-it-all” and other classroom challenges

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! As you will recall, I, along with Feministing’s leadership team, went to the National Women’s Studies Association’s 2014 conference in November. I met and reconnected with many amazing feminists there, including some folks from Butler University in Indiana.

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! As you will recall, I, along with Feministing’s leadership team, went to the National Women’s Studies Association’s 2014 conference in November. I met and reconnected with many amazing feminists there, ...

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May we have this dance? On learning and writing as a trans woman of color

I have a little ritual that I perform whenever I open a new nonfiction book. I go to the index and look up “transgender” “transsexual” and “sex change.” Often I heave a sigh of relief if I don’t find them, but if I do, I flip to the listed pages with newly crossed fingers praying I don’t find something dehumanizing.

I have a little ritual that I perform whenever I open a new nonfiction book. I go to the index and look up “transgender” “transsexual” and “sex change.” Often I heave a sigh of relief if I ...

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Feministing’s at the National Women’s Studies Association conference!

As we mentioned earlier this week, a few members of the Feministing crew are currently in San Juan for the National Women’s Studies Association conference. We’d love to say hi to some Feminsiting readers, so if you’re here too, find us! 

As we mentioned earlier this week, a few members of the Feministing crew are currently in San Juan for the National Women’s Studies Association conference. We’d love to say hi to some Feminsiting ...

Study suggests police systematically undercount rape reports

Corey Rayburn Yung, an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, has published a startling study in the Iowa Law Review. Based on his investigations of Baltimore, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and St. Louis law enforcement and victim narratives from across the country, Yung believes that police officers are undercounting rape reports — and convincing the American people that we’re “winning the battle against sexual violence” when we’re simply failing more quietly than before.

Corey Rayburn Yung, an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, has published a startling study in the Iowa Law Review. Based on his investigations of Baltimore, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and St. Louis ...

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