Tag Archives: Education

Are sexism and pay disparities sending women to college?

TweetI was raised by an educator. My Granny was a teacher and my sister followed her career path, later becoming an assistant principal. Growing up I wasn’t disciplined for too many things  was disciplined the most for fucking up in school. If my mother or grandmother got word that I was even late for a class [...]
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UC Berkeley professor’s anti-union letter is anti-education

TweetUniversity of California service workers and graduate students went on strike for one day to protest unfair labor practices last Wednesday. The day before the strike, UC Berkeley professor and scab Alexander Coward sent his class an e-mail telling his students why he planned to cross the picket line  (and even teach sessions typically led by [...]
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Happy International Day of the Girl!

TweetI thought I couldn’t love this song any more but apparently that’s only because I hadn’t yet see it paired with images of adorable girls from around the world. The theme of this second annual UN International Day of the Girl is education. The UN notes, The fulfilment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost [...]
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Do you Know Your IX? Do you fancy a little activism this weekend?

TweetIf you’re in high school or college, you need to Know Your IX. You need to know how Title IX protects you, your friends, your classmates, your teammates, and everyone else on your campus from sex-based discrimination. And if you feel like a doing a little activism, a little awareness raising, on your campus this [...]
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Charts of the Day: This is what cisprivilege looks like

TweetThe Transadvocate has put together a few illuminating if disheartening charts showing that  trans folks are too frequently the subject of employer discrimination and unemployment, despite having more education than their cis counterparts. Chart one, from a survey performed by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, shows that transgender [...]
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