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Monday, November 17, 2014

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

NATALIE HARNETT READING AT NCC

 
On November 4th, author and Adjunct Professor Natalie Harnett read from her book, The Hollow Ground. 
 
The reading, which took place to a full house, was also a fundraiser for The Children's Greenhouse, NCC's on-campus childcare center. 


After the reading, Harnett signed books and met with students. 
 
 
Pictured: Harnett and Denise Daly.

 
Janet Walsh, Lorie Mulhern, Sara Hosey, Stella Apostolidis, Darshna Katwala and Harnett.
 

 
Harnett and Fabienne Singh.

 
 Harnett and Ashley Rueda.

 
Harnett and Director of the Children's Greenhouse, Janet Walsh.
 
Read more about The Hollow Ground here.
Find out more about the Children's Greenhouse here.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

FROM RICHARD NEWMAN

Apparently, this recent article in the Guardian by Nancy Fraser, “How Feminism Became Capitalism’s Handmaiden and How to Reclaim It,” has gotten a fair amount of attention. This attention has spread even to Iran, and I thought people in Women’s Studies might be interested in a peek into how the women’s movement there—as well as Iranian feminists/intellectuals around the world--discusses these issues. We don’t often get this kind of look into a non-Western, non-English speaking society’s progressive movement: http://www.iranianprogressives.org/iranians-discuss-nancy-frasers-and-women-of-colors-critiques-of-feminism/#more-197

The site the link comes from is run by an Iranian American librarian and she does some really interesting work in bringing bits and pieces of Iran’s progressive movement over into English.

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AND FROM THE HARVARD LAW REVIEW


FROM DOUG

LESBIAN LEG-BREAKER ON SATS:


[F]or the first several years the SAT was offered, males scored higher than females on the Math section but females achieved higher scores on the Verbal section. ETS policy-makers determined that the Verbal test needed to be “balanced” more in favor of males, and added questions pertaining to politics, business and sports to the Verbal portion. Since that time, males have outscored females on both the Math and Verbal sections. Dwyer notes that no similar effort has been made to “balance” the Math section, and concludes that, “It could be done, but it has not been, and I believe that probably an unconscious form of sexism underlies this pattern. When females show the superior performance, ‘balancing’ is required; when males show the superior performance, no adjustments are necessary.”






Sunday, November 2, 2014