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Fat and Identity Politics, UCLA

UCLA Center for the Study of Women presents Paul Campos, author of "The Obesity Myth: Why America's Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health." In this talk, he discusses efforts to make fat people thin, through weight-loss diets, drugs, and surgery. Campos sees weight as a political and social issue and notes that body size is often used as a tool of discrimination, especially against women. Organized by Prof Abigail Saguy, Department of Sociology at UCLA, this talk is part of the Gender and Body Size lecture series, which addresses the new interdisciplinary field of "fat studies." Recent discussions of body weight have been dominated by health policy concerns over the so-called obesity epidemic. Despite a long tradition of feminist critique of fat hatred as a problem of patriarchy, there has been very little critique of the growing emphasis on the importance of slenderness for health reasons.

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"Passing the Torch"

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03/22/2010

Location: School of Social Work, Educational Conference Center 1080 S. University Avenue

Workplace Gendered Tradeoffs Lead to Economic Inequalities for Women

Published on Feb 12, 2010 - 9:19:25 AM  YoubaNet.com

By: University of Washington

Women, Religion and Electoral Politics in the Islamic Republic

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04/06/2010

Speaker: Dr. Homa Hoodfar, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University, Montreal

Organized by:Department of Gender and Women's Studies - Li Ka Shing Lecture Series


Location: 340 Stephens Hall, Sultan Conference Room
 

Does Gender Matter in Organized Racism?

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03/11/2010

Speaker: Kathleen Blee, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburg

Location: 370 Dwinelle Hall
 

The Gannon Center and EVOKE present Half the Sky with Sheryl WuDunn

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03/23/2010

The 2010 Ann F. Baum Women and Leadership Speaker Series

 

Angela Davis Honors Beverly Guy-Sheftall During NWSA Conference

Angela Y. Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. She has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, and activist/organizer. Davis served as the keynote speaker for the 2009 National Women's Studies Association's annual conference where she honored Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., NWSA President & Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Womens Studies at Spelman College.

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Study Shows Link Between Segregation and Subprime Loans

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Women of Color Policy Network

IWPR Fact Sheet: Women and Unemployment Insurance: Outdated Rules Deny Benefits That Workers Need and Have earned (2008)

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) system is designed to provide temporary income assistance to workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own. Benefits are not equally available to the unemployed, however; women, low-wage, and part-time workers are less likely than men, higher-wage, and full-time workers to qualify for and receive UI benefits.

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She’-e-os: Gender Effects and Investor Reactions to the Announcements of Top Executive Appointments

This study explores the relationship between announcements of CEO appointments and investor reactions, and particularly the influence of CEO gender on that relationship. The most striking finding are that the stock in a company drops after the announcement of a female CEO, and that journalists reference gender more when writing about women executives than they writing about men.
 

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