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A new tool to measure gender stereotypes in movies

I love ratings tools. They are not just for parents, but for everyone to notice how many sexist movies exist. Good for Common Sense Media! Here is an excerpt of an article from the New York Times. “Thirty-two years ago, the cartoonist Alison Bechdel proposed a test to determine whether a movie portrayed girls and women as

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Five Things Feminist Dads Do

While more dads adopt the banner of feminism, what does that really mean? Here are five things that every feminist dad does:  He is a true life partner. A feminist dad sees himself as equal to his spouse. He does not fall for either the “homemaker” or “sole breadwinner” stereotypes. He does not think that women

By |June 18th, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Men, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Five Things Feminist Dads Do

Best article so far on Wonder Woman

Here is my favorite article so far on Wonder Women. It is titled: “I expected to like Wonder Woman. I didn’t expect it to be such a relief.” By Caroline Framke Here is an excerpt:“Wonder Woman isn’t just a good superhero movie. It’s a great example of how filmmakers don’t have to resort to the usual

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Come to the Women Lawyers Forum on June 12 to learn about gender impact

Join the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Women on Monday June 12 at 6-7:30. I wish I could be there! Sign up here. Here is the blurb: Why is it that men who yell are “passionate” and “powerful”, but women who raise their voices “screech”, “nag”, and “get hysterical”? Why are women criticized for saying “sorry”,

By |June 9th, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Events, Gender, Lawyers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Come to the Women Lawyers Forum on June 12 to learn about gender impact

Dr. Elizabeth Croft a UBC professor and gender expert speaks tonight at WXN

I have seen Elizabeth speak and she knows what she is talking about. She is a tireless advocate for attracting more women into STEM and particularly engineering! It should be a great WXN EVENT on JUNE 8. Click here for more information. https://www.wxnetwork.com/about/about-wxn/  

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