Communications, Culture & Society

Sexism still permeates culture through the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes as well as misogynistic, negative and violent imagery in mass media. Perceptions of identity and gender roles are influenced, reflected and reinforced through myths, narratives and stories. Cultural cues about appropriate gender roles can have a negative and harmful impact by, for example, defining strength and rationalism as ”masculine” and submissiveness and emotionalism as ”feminine.” NCRW and its members are promoting awareness through research and critical analysis that uncover the tensions and assumptions involved in identity and gender roles.

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In the immediate aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s death, The Talk was a buzzphrase in many mouths.  The Talk – the cautions, warnings,...
Sexism is not a one-party issue. Expectations to fulfill gender role requirements do not only negatively affect women, but men as well. The cards we...
At a time when twelve states have legalized same-sex marriage, it appears that LGBTQ rights are moving in a positive direction, even politically....
As part of its Transforming Lives Documentary Film Project, the Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers University features the following...

News

  • Miami's Operation Jungle Red II: Raising awareness of violence against women

  • First Lady Michelle Obama to Serve as National Honorary Chair of Girls Inc. Board of Directors

  • Civil Rights Legend Dorothy Height Passes

  • Obama hails Height as humble force for equality

  • Publication Party: The Global and the Intimate

    Celebrate the publication of The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time, edited by Geraldine Pratt and Victoria Rosner (BWAF Trustee).