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Tag Archives: gender

Violence Against Women — It’s a Men’s Issue

Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A … Continue reading

#IslamophobiaIsRacism Syllabus

By Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, Arshad Ali, Evelyn Alsultany, Sohail Daulatzai, Lara Deeb, Carol Fadda, Zareena Grewal, Juliane Hammer, Nadine Naber, and Junaid Rana | #IslamophobiaIsRacism Inspired by the #FergusonSyllabus, the #StandingRockSyllabus, the #BlackIslamSyllabus and others, this reading list provides resources for teaching … Continue reading

Neutrality Silences Marginalized People

By Lewis Wallace In March 2016, I covered a Donald Trump rally in Vandalia, Ohio, for local radio station WYSO and NPR’s Weekend Edition. It was both familiar and eerie: Comfortable suburbanites, old people who’d driven hours from rural places, … Continue reading

One Week of Poems on Love and Terror

By adrienne maree brown In this moment, when the future is so uncertain, Praxis Center turns to poetic offerings by adrienne maree brown. As she wrote on her blog, “i still believe it is the core work of our species – to … Continue reading

Decolonizing Gender

Redressing the thousands of murdered and missing women in Canada. Featuring Aboriginal Women Reclaiming Our Power Project by Moon Voices Group & REDress Project by Jaime Black.

New Report Centers LGBTQ Experiences of Mass Incarceration

By Andrea Ritchie | Huff Post Queer Voices Five years ago, Beacon Press published Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People, a book which provided a comprehensive examination LGBT people in the criminal legal system. Five years later, the Movement Advancement Project’s … Continue reading

You Don’t Need to Be a Boy or a Girl

What does it mean to be feminine? When it comes to gender identity, the boundaries we draw have real consequences. Alok Vaid-Menon, one half of the trans South Asian artist duo Darkmatter, explains why everyone has a stake in challenging … Continue reading

Biosocial Problems in Contemporary America

Biosocial Problems in Contemporary America This course examines the application of basic biological ideas to modern social problems in America, in particular, the intersection of biological theories and social beliefs. Among the major issues examined are the ideological uses of … Continue reading

Anthropological Genetics

Anthropological Genetics The goal of this class is to engage the scope of genetics as it relates to humans; to familiarize anthropology students with the principles of human genetics, especially in those areas in which it differs from genetics of … Continue reading

Mixing Social Justice and Science

Sehoya Cotner, faculty member at the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences, talks about her effort to make conversations about gender and sexuality in her introductory biology courses more inclusive.    

Food Justice: Fixing our broken food system

Hunger is not about not having enough food. It’s about inequalities in access to resources to grow food, it’s about power and distribution. Women, make up the majority of small scale farmers and household food producers in many countries. We … Continue reading

Social Issues in Biology

“Social Issues in Biology” is a small reading and discussion class with a maximum of 20 students.  Using contemporary and historical examples, discussions examine the social, political and cultural factors that influence science and its presentation to the public.  Cases … Continue reading

Science, Technology & Society

Science Technology & Society Dr. Jonathan Marks University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Women of Color- Gender & Sexualities

Introduction to critical thinking about race, class, gender, and sexuality. Exploring questions of identity and belonging in relation to topics such as the politics of reproduction, butch/femme, the family and the state, colonialism, bisexuality, s/m, interracial relationships, and safe sex, … Continue reading