Feminist Reader: July 2015

Each month, the Rhodes Project publishes a selection of articles that approach issues of gender and feminism from informed, opinionated and novel angles.  Visit the Feminist Reader to find out about women’s responses to current challenges and catch up on gender-related news from around the world.


On the Rhodes Project Blog:

Kate Blackmon and Susan Rudy, Executive Director of The Rhodes Project, presented preliminary research findings in a conference paper on lesbian perspectives of work-life balance.

Chimène Keitner (Maritimes & New College, 1996), Professor of Law at the University of California San Francisco, discussed major factors for "blending roles" in seeking work-life balance.

Rachel Kolb (New Mexico & St John's 2013) wrote about implicit ableism and the power of language.


From elsewhere:

In the New Statesman, Glosswitch looks at shared parental leave policies and argues for "a model that embraces everyone's potential as a carer, and recognises everyone's need for care--while keeping in mind the way in which some women's status as mothers interacts with their social position as women."

The Supreme Court officially ruled same-sex marriage legal across the United States.

The Huffington Post features Dr Chandra Prescot-Weinstein, the 63rd black woman in American history with a physics Ph.D.

A new Harvard Business School study on positive outcomes for the daughters and sons of working mothers.

Google officially implements a policy to block revenge porn from its Search.

In the Guardian, Laura Hilly (Australia-at-Large & Magdalen 2009) and Kira Allman (Virginia & Magdalen College 2010) discuss the far-reaching effects of revenge porn on women--beyond shaming to silencing.

For Colorlines, Aura Bogado discusses the underrepresentation of black women in physics.

On the LSE Impact Blog, Rachel Moss responds to Tim Hunt's sexist remarks with a piece on professionalism, gender, and emotion in the academic workplace.

The small press And Other Stories will answer Kamila Shamsie's challenge to spend a year publishing exclusively women writers in 2018 to address gender bias in publishing.

Dr Anna Zecharia on examines sexism in science for BBC News.

BuzzFeed features Johan Bävman’s photography project, Swedish Dads, highlighting Swedish fathers on paternity leave.

Lottie O’Conor reports in the Guardian that a third of working women saying they face discrimination.

Rachel Kolb (New Mexico & St John's 2013) writes on deafness, disability, and helping the signing impaired on Nicholas Kristoff's New York Times blog, On the Ground.

Dara Lind on what we know about false rape allegations in Vox.