Feminism | Posted by Kate S on 05/28/2010

Affirmative Action?

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Maren H. wrote a great piece on the importance of feminism and focused on gender discrimination in hiring. It coincided with something that ticked me off today so here is my rant.

As my tradition-bound boarding school continues to figure things (substitute with race, gender, sexuality, etc.) out, the issue of gender disparity arose in Academic Council, a committee of department chairs and major school authorities. Of course, as a student, I am not supposed to know about this but let’s just say that I have my ways.

A lot of faculty members are leaving the school this year, which means that our only female academic department chair, an English teacher, will be leaving as well. As a result, the Academic Council—composed of the movers and shakers …

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Awareness | Posted by Julie Z on 07/18/2009

Maddow v. Buchanan over Sotomayor

I’m honestly not even sure I can articulate my feelings about this video. It makes me sick that this is how some people view affirmative action. It makes me sick to see how white supremacy is still alive. Samhita at feministing sums it up pretty well though.

Also, please consider signing this petition for MSNBC to fire Pat Buchanan. I know I signed.

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