March in the United State is Women’s History Month. Although only officially recognized since the 1980s, it has evolved a lot in the last few decades. Erin Kenny, associate professor of anthropology and the director of the Gender Studies program at Missouri State University, explains how intersectionality plays a role in how we recognize women’s history. Understanding women's … [Read more...] about Understanding women’s history through intersectionality and the evolution of women’s studies
General education (“gen-ed”) classes are a requirement for almost every college student, but sometimes it can be difficult to see their value and relevance to your major. However, there’s one subject area that offers students the chance to learn and grow in a meaningful way: gender studies classes. What’s the value of this type of class? Who is it for? Dr. Shannon Wooden, … [Read more...] about Why every college student should take a gender studies class
When we look at history, there’s something that is often missing: Women. Too often, women are left out of the conversation or the narrative being written. Womxn’s HERstory Month celebrates extraordinary women and recognizes their accomplishments. “This is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on all of the things that womxn have done, are doing and will continue to … [Read more...] about Recognizing women: HERstory Month
The United States has slipped further down the World Economic’s Forum Global Gender Gap Index. Dr. Shannon Wooden, professor of English at Missouri State University, provides some insight to WalletHub about the gender pay gap and policies to increase female representation in senior management roles. … [Read more...] about How to close the gender pay gap?