The American Academy of Pediatrics retrenches in its losing war against putting young children in front of screens: Parents of infants and toddlers should limit the time their children spend in front of televisions, computers, self-described educational games and even grown-up shows playing in the background, the American Academy of Pediatrics warned on Tuesday. Video screen … Continue reading Teevee not for tots–but online Kindergarten = awesome?
We’ve gone over this here before, friends–in “DePaul tenure process takes a turn for the . . . ” last May, and in “Women in Catholic higher ed: do we exist yet?” last January, it sure looked like DePaul University was in the running to beat even Baylor University’s record of discrimination in advancement! (I … Continue reading DePaul University: safe for white male scholars only?
Don’t neglect to take the survey on contingent academic labor this month sponsored by the Coalition on the Academic Workforce. Here’s the blog post on it, and here’s a direct link to the survey. I know people think that tenured regular faculty like Historiann were somehow born in tenured faculty positions or leaped immediately into our … Continue reading Are you an adjunct instructor or lecturer? Plus memories. . .
This could be a very short post, with my answer being because they p!$$ off and disturb so many people! But I’ll take the time to explain, for those of you who are curious. As some of you recall, I linked to Tenured Radical’s series last week on the role of women’s colleges in women’s education, and … Continue reading Why must women's colleges exist? A personal reflection
Because of Tenured Radical’s series on women’s colleges and feminist education, I missed that yesterday was national Coming Out Day, which this year is being linked by a number of bloggers and writers to Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project . A number of my regular faves had special posts on this, but I wanted to … Continue reading Coming out/It Gets Better stories
I watched Rachel Simmons’ A Girl’s Life last night on PBS. It offered four in-depth profiles of girls from different class and ethnic backgrounds facing four different major challenges in adolescence today: body image, cyber bullying, violence among girls, and academic achievement. Interestingly, there was no discussion of sexuality whatsoever–neither homosexuality nor heterosexuality. My one word review? … Continue reading "A Girl's Life"
Michelle Goldberg’s article about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Feminism’s Last Line of Defense,” makes the point that she’s the last (and sadly, probably will remain the only) Supreme Court justice who was famous for her feminist work and who was present at the creation of Second-Wave feminism’s important revisions of American law. (For more on Ginsburg, see this … Continue reading Feminism, "Post-feminism," and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Susan O’Doherty at Mama Ph.D. has some interesting thoughts about the gendered expectations of women in professional leadership positions. She writes, A few years ago, one of my clients, “Ellen,” a brilliant and forceful young woman, informed me that she had received a negative work evaluation. I was surprised to hear this, since her reports … Continue reading 'Good people skills' probably means not telling your supervisors to 'kiss my a$$,' unfortunately!
Per Thursday’s post at Tenured Radical about the silly panic at the New York Times that “traditional” history is imperiled because, well, cherchez la femme, here’s another take by Mary L. Dudziak at Legal History Blog (and h/t to Mary for the most excellent graphic, at left!). She asks, “[w]hy a backward-looking article about the … Continue reading Historiann wonders: jealous, much?
I’ve never written anything much about Ward Churchill on this blog–some of you may have wondered why, since for me it’s a local news story, and since I have written pretty extensively about the academic workplace and academia in the public sphere. 2008 was a relatively low-profile year for Churchill, and the politicians trying to get him … Continue reading CU(e) the sideshow clowns