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  • 18 Oct 2022
    Ana Catalano Weeks

    How Gender Quotas Broaden the Political Agenda

    Quota laws increase numbers of women across parties, and they lead to policies that better reflect women’s preferences for balancing work and family. In 2013, a Christian democratic politician from Belgium and I sat down in her office in the Senate, the upper house of the federal parliament in Brussels. The senator recalled a long […]

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  • 19 Mar 2022
    Rodney H. Jones

    Introducing Language and Society: A Q&A with Rodney H. Jones

    Professor Rodney H. Jones, the co-author of Introducing Language and Society, talks to us about inspiration, challenges for students, and the ‘next big thing’ in sociolinguistics. What inspired you and Christiana Themistocleous to write a textbook on introductory sociolinguistics? Both of us have been involved in teaching sociolinguistics to first and second year undergraduates here […]

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  • 14 Jan 2019
    Evan Gerstmann

    Campus Sexual Assault Shouldn’t be a Partisan Issue

    In November 2018, the Department of Education released new proposed Title IX regulations, replacing Obama era guidance on how educational institutions should handle allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Partisan reaction has been predictable, with Republicans shouting hallelujahs that Betsy DeVos is reining in the excesses of the Obama years, and Democrats claiming that […]

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  • 9 Mar 2018
    Evan Gerstmann

    The Second Circuit’s Decision Holding that Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII is an Even Bigger Deal than You Think.

    On February 26, 2018, the Second Circuit, sitting en banc, held that Altitude Express violated Title VII when it fired a sky diving instructor for saying he was “100% gay”. The firing was a classic case of “no good deed goes unpunished”. The instructor, Donald Zarda, was trying a reassure a skittish female customer that […]

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  • 6 Jun 2017
    Bert A. Spector

    Scandals at Uber and Fox show dangers of letting macho cultures run wild

    Bert Spector, author of Discourse on Leadership, examines macho culture and leadership in his recent blog post, originally posted on The Conversation.

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  • 13 Mar 2017
    Frank S. Ravitch

    Trump and Transgender Bathroom Access

    Frank Ravitch, author of Freedom's Edge: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and the Future of America (2016), analyzes the Trump Administration's decision to withdraw Title IX guidance protecting transgender students in American schools.

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  • 28 Sep 2016
    Bert A. Spector

    Let’s Not Waste a Great Opportunity

    With six weeks remaining until the U.S. Presidential Election, the race is locked in a virtual deadlock.  That fact, in and of itself, is pretty remarkable given that a woman is as likely to be the next president as a man.  I understand that readers in countries such as the UK and Germany will not find that […]

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  • 12 Sep 2016
    Kathryn M. Stanchi

    Why are Feminist Judgments Necessary?

    Kathryn M. Stanchi, co-editor of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (2016), reflects on the passing of Phyllis Schlafly and the history of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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