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The challenges of sexual harassment reduction policies

Posted 9 months 3 weeks ago
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Research by sociologist Justine Tinkler shows that workplace sexual harassment policies and training can reduce harassment but also have unintended consequences, including reinforcing traditional gender stereotypes and negative attitudes about women:

"The whole idea of trying to force a change in the way men and women interact with each other challenges the way that we think about what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman, so we can get resistance to that message in complicated ways," said Tinkler, an associate professor of sociology in the Franklin College of Arts...

Travelling (and pregnant) with trowel

Posted 11 months 3 weeks ago
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Great feature on anthropology professor Suzanne Pilaar Birch in The Guardian:

This bunch of smiling, pregnant scientists, evidently glowing as much from the sheer exertion of hard work as from hormones was a surprising spectacle on Twitter. It was around the time tennis champion Serena Williams announced she was having a baby and the internet was buzzing with the news that she’d won the Australian Open while pregnant – without dropping a set. We frequently see images of glamorous stars showing off their bumps – Beyoncé’s heavily styled Instagram shots, Demi Moore on the cover of ...

Debugging the Gender Gap

Posted 1 year 3 months ago

Addressing the low numbers of women choosing to study STEM fields and particularly in areas related to software and information technology is the focus of a documentary screening tomorrow, March 22, at the Special Collections Library:

This documentary (rated PG-13) exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?  

The screening will be in the auditorium of the UGA Special Collections Library. 

 

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Women in campus leadership

Posted 2 years 10 months ago
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The percentage of women holding leadership positions in UGA's administration has remained flat for more than a decade, even as the proportion of female faculty has grown steadily. This is reflective of national trends in higher education and in the private sector, and UGA is taking several steps to increase the representation of women in leadership roles:

In spring 2015, UGA President Jere W. Morehead and Provost Pamela Whitten launched the Women's Leadership Initiative. Whitten charged a 10-member planning committee with assessing what barriers were preventing the...

Johnson-Bailey receives Roosevelt Award

Posted 3 years 2 months ago
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Congratulations to Juanita Johnson-Bailey, director of the Institute for Women's Studies, who has been named the 2015 recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award, an honor given by the American Association of University Women for outstanding contributions to equality and education for women and girls:

Established in 1989, the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award is given for a broad range of activities including classroom teaching, educational and research contributions, and legal and legislative work in equity for women and girls.

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Johnson-Bailey is a Meigs Professor in...

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