Archive for the ‘Sex Stereotyping’ category

I always find it a hoot when I hear from friends with young children that they have no idea why or how their boy children start acting “like boys,” and their girl children acting “like girls.”  They say “we haven’t done anything, it just seems to come naturally!”  But of course we dimorphically gender them […]

Alright – it’s time for an “offensive nomenclature call-out” moment.  Someone has to declare these terms no longer usable by the media, by pundits, or really, by anyone, so here’s the list: Love Child – used by the NY Daily News, the Huffington Post, and the Washington Post, among many others to describe the child […]

Here’s the weekly roundup of events of note that were worthy of longer comment, if I had more time: The University of Florida has fired a male professor after finding that he made inappropriate comments in the classroom about how Latinas dressed differently from other women.  He had been warned twice before that his comments […]

As most followers of the current “prom season” are aware, Constance McMillen was barred by her high school from wearing a tux and bringing her girlfriend to her senior prom at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi.  The school district maintained that girls must wear dresses and could only be accompanied by boys as […]

Canadian Women’s hockey team gets called out for drinking to celebrate gold medal, while, hmmm, do you think male athletes drink when they win? From a gender justice perspective, this Olympics has been pretty bad.  Let’s review: – Fifteen women sued the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympics because the Vancouver games are men-only […]

As Mai Ratakonda noted in the previous post, last Wednesday the International Olympic Committee announced the recommendations of a panel of “experts” on the manner in which the Olympics should “handle” persons with “Disorders of Sexual Development.” They concluded that the IOC should approach female athletes whose sex has been questioned, treat them as having […]

Who doesn’t like a toy drive?  Only a Grinch I guess, but some toy drives are better than others.  There are two going on in the law school this month – one run out of the Dean’s office, the other by two student groups – the Columbia Military Society/California Society.   One of the drives is […]

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