Posts Tagged Education

Charts of the Day: This is what cisprivilege looks like

The 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 adults have consistently higher levels of education than the general population.

Yet, as you can see in the next two charts, this doesn’t translate into better employment opportunity or higher earnings, as transgender people face disproportionately high levels of workplace discrimination. More charts after the jump. 

The 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 ...

TV news channels turn not actually controversial story into an excuse for transphobia

I am so sick of 24-hour news networks. Their insistence that every story be framed as controversial has led to some awful coverage of California’s new law requiring public schools to respect students’ gender identity, which we reported on yesterday. The law’s going to be a big deal in the lives of kids whose shot at academic success was limited by, say, not being able to find a place to change for gym. It’s an important but very basic fix, and there’s no reason for controversy or for folks who aren’t directly benefiting to care, besides being happy for the win. That is unless you’re a bigot. And in the land of 24 hour news, bigots get a great ...

I am so sick of 24-hour news networks. Their insistence that every story be framed as controversial has led to some awful coverage of California’s new law requiring public schools to respect students’ gender identity, which ...

New law requires California public schools to respect students’ gender identity

California has already been proactive in fighting discrimination against trans folks – you may remember us talking about their ban on trans discrimination in healthcare. They also banned gender discrimination in schools.

Lawmakers in the state have now taken steps to make sure that trans folks are not only safe from discrimination but given the opportunity to participate and flourish in school. Governor Jerry Brown has signed the School Success and Opportunity Act into law.

 “The law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2014, is the first of its kind in the country, and requires that California public schools respect students’ gender identity and makes sure that students can fully participate in all school activities,sports teams, programs, and ...

California has already been proactive in fighting discrimination against trans folks – you may remember us talking about their ban on trans discrimination in healthcare. They also banned gender discrimination in schools.

Lawmakers in the state ...

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Do you know your Title IX?

We’re so excited that the Know Your Title IX site is now officially launched!

As Lori covered before, Know Your Title IX is a campaign started by our own Alexandra and a collective of survivor-activists and allies across the country. It aims to ensure that every college student in the U.S. knows that under Title IX they have a right to an education free from sexual violence–and gives them the tools they need to hold their schools to that.

Check out the website here. With legal resources, guidance on engaging in campus activism, hotlines for emergency care, suggestions for supporting a survivor, and personal advice after an assault, it’s a treasure trove of useful information every college student ...

We’re so excited that the Know Your Title IX site is now officially launched!

As Lori covered before, Know Your Title IX is a campaign started by our own Alexandra and a collective ...

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Common Application now more accessible for undocumented students—just kidding

Ed. note: This post is by Feministing’s social media intern, Dahlia Grossman-Heinze. You can follow her on Instagram @grossmad and on tumblr.

At this year’s National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, Daniel Vargas, The Common Application’s Communications Director made an amazing announcement. Starting with this year’s Common Application, a universal college application accepted at more than 400 American colleges and universities, “Undocumented American” would be added as an option to select in the demographics portion of the application, and “Undocumented Status” would be added to The Common Application Inc.’s non-discrimination clause, which legally binds all the member institutions who accept the application.

The only problem? Vargas does not work for The Common Application—he’s an undocumented activist ...

Ed. note: This post is by Feministing’s social media intern, Dahlia Grossman-Heinze. You can follow her on Instagram @grossmad and on tumblr.

At this year’s National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, Daniel ...

9-year-old future president calls for Chicago’s public schools to stay open

At a rally to protest Chicago’s plan to close 53 public schools, 9-year-old Asean Johnson had some words for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Transcript here.

Black students make up about 40 percent of the Chicago public school population but 88 percent of the students who will be affected by the closures. Unfortunately, it looks like only five schools will be spared.

One silver lining is that Asean Johnson’s 2043 presidential campaign is off to a great start. And Emanuel better watch out–this kid is clearly gunning for him and I’d put money on Johnson winning just as soon as he’s old enough to run.

At a rally to protest Chicago’s plan to close 53 public schools, 9-year-old Asean Johnson had some words for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Transcript here.

Black students make up about 40 percent of the Chicago public school population but 88 ...

All Malala Everything

Let Malala Yousafzai be a reminder to all of us of strength, courage and unflinching determination to survive and succeed in a world that demands you to fail. The artists at Zen Pencils have created a beautiful and moving comic of Malala’s story, centering around her profound conviction of the right to educate girls in Pakistan.

As you may recall, Yousafzai was shot by Taliban gunmen for her advocacy work to educate Pakistani girls. Throughout her recovery, she has maintained her determination to secure her education so that she can continue to fight for the rights of girls in Pakistan.  She is a nominee for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. This week, after six month recovery in the hospital, Malala has ...

Let Malala Yousafzai be a reminder to all of us of strength, courage and unflinching determination to survive and succeed in a world that demands you to fail. The artists at Zen Pencils have created

The Feministing Five: Reshma Saujani

“We live in a society ashamed of failure.” Those are words from Reshma Saujani, who’s fighting to change that norm and leading by example. She’s founder of Girls Who Code, an organization helping girls in low-income neighborhoods succeed in technology and engineering. She was also the first Indian-American woman to run for Congress, with her 2010 bid for a seat in the House of Representatives in New York’s 14th congressional district. She didn’t win, but she’s not taking “no” for an answer. She believes: “If you haven’t failed yet, you haven’t tried anything.” And they’re not empty words. She’s running in this year’s race for New York City Public Advocate.

Did I mention she’s also a Next MAKER? It’s ...

“We live in a society ashamed of failure.” Those are words from Reshma Saujani, who’s fighting to change that norm and leading by example. She’s founder of Girls Who Code, an organization helping girls in low-income ...

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