7 Ways Women and Girls Are Stereotyped, Sexualized, and Underrepresented on Screen It's no big revelation that women and minority actors have long struggled to land prominent roles in big-budget Hollywood fare. And entertainment and media's oversexualization of women (even in Olympics coverage) has always been pretty damn bald-faced. But how about kids' TV shows, or family movies? Transgender People Can Explain Why Women Don't Advance at Work Fifty years after The Feminine Mystique and 40 years after Title IX, the question of why women lag in the workplace dogs researchers and lay people alike. While women are entering the professions at rates equal to men, they rise more slowly, and rarely advance to the top. They’re represented in smaller numbers at the top in fields from science to arts to business. Some suggest that there is something different about women—women have stalled because of their personal choices, or their cognitive and emotional characteristics, whether innate or socialized. Another possibility is that the obstacles to women’s advancement are located within their environments—that they face barriers unique to their gender.
Gender & Discourse Deborah Tannen New York: Oxford University Press, 1994 203 pp., $19.95 Wesley N. Shellen Communication Studies University of Montana-Missoula Gender & Discourse is Deborah Tannen's fifteenth book published during a prolific career as Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. It is also her fourth book about communication between men and women. In 1990 she published a book for general readers titled You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation. Prudish. Flirty. Whore. Proper. Parenting.com: Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Work Written by Sasha Emmons for Parenting.com Dear Chloe, Not long ago you asked me if I love work more than I love you and your brother.
Linda Williams (film scholar) Linda Williams (born December 18, 1946) is a professor of film studies in the departments of Film Studies and Rhetoric at University of California, Berkeley. Williams graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a B.A in Comparative Literature in 1969, and then gained a PhD at the University of Colorado for her dissertation subsequently published as Figures of Desire: A Theory and Analysis of Surrealist Film. Her main academic areas of interest are; film history, film genre, melodrama, pornography, feminist theory and visual culture; all with an emphasis on women, gender, race, and sexuality. With respect to film genres, she argues that horror, melodrama, and pornography all fall into the category of "body genres", since they are each designed to elicit physical reactions on the part of viewers. Figures of Desire: A Theory and Analysis of Surrealist Film, University of Illinois Press, 1981. Paperback edition: University of California Press, 1992, ISBN 0-520-07896-9
Gender equality in space? Russia's all-female practice mission to the moon The six Russian women in red jumpsuits at a pre-space mission press conference kept having to field questions about makeup and men. "We are doing work," Anna Kussmaul, one of the women, responded according to the AFP. "When you're doing your work, you don't think about men and women." On Wednesday an all-female Russian space crew started an eight-day mock moon mission, which researchers say will help Russian women catch up after four decades of male-dominated aeronautics. "There's never been an all-female crew on the ISS," Sergei Ponomaryov, the experiment's supervisor, told the AFP.
Gender, Status and Power in Discourse Behavior of Men and Women Linguistik online 5, 1/00 Gender, Status and Power in Discourse Behavior of Men and Women Peter Kunsmann (Freie Universität Berlin) 1 Introduction An Impressive List of Female Authors from Antiquity I received a link to the following in an email from my undergraduate poetry teacher the amazing poet and translator Olga Broumas. The post is on tumblr on a page by DiasporaChic, bit the original author who has already won my admiration is Terpsikeraunos. As usual, just when I thought I knew something, someone comes along to disabuse me of my pretensions!