Awareness & Education

Women for Hire: Boston Career Expo

Date/Time: 
04/28/2010

Location: Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115

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CEDAW: Time to Get the US on Board

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04/29/2010

Come and learn why US ratification of CEDAW matters to women in this country and around the world and what you can do to help make it a reality. The women of the world are watching to see if we will join with them or stay in the company of the handful of other countries (Sudan, Somalia, Iran and a few smaller nations) who have not joined in this international cooperative effort for women's equality.

Historic Meeting of Survivor-Activists on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

On March 11-12, 2010, the Ms. Foundation for Women had the honor of convening an inspiring meeting on survivor-led activism on child sexual abuse prevention. In what was one of the first times survivors have been brought together to discuss child sexual abuse prevention in a social justice context, twelve activists discussed successes, challenges, and historic moments in their field. They established exciting shared visions and first steps for realizing them in this growing social justice movement.

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What A Difference An X Makes: The State of Women's Health Research

Date/Time: 
07/16/2010

This scientific conference will highlight advances in sex differences research and its implications on health and disease.

Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

The registration fee for the conference is $35 per person.

RSVP NOW! 

*For additional information, please contact Eileen Resnick at eileen@swhr.org


 

Gender differences in two decision-making tasks in a community sample of adolescents

In adolescence, externalized problems such as risk taking and antisocial behavior are more frequent in boys. This suggests that there are differences in the way boys and girls evaluate risk and make decisions during this period. To explore decision making and highlight possible gender differences, 124 adolescents at a junior secondary school completed two decision-making tasks: The Iowa Gambling Task (Bechara, Damasio, Damasio, & Anderson, 1994) and the Rogers Betting Task (Rogers et al., 1999).

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http://jbd.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/4/352

Biobehavioral Responses to Stress in Females: Tend-and-Befriend, Not Fight-or-Flight

The human stress response has been characterized, both physiologically and behaviorally, as "fight-orflight."
Although fight-or-flight may characterize the primary physiological responses to stress for both males and females, we propose that, behaviorally, females' responses are more marked by a pattern of "tend-and-befriend." Tending involves nurturant activities designed to protect the self and offspring that promote safety and reduce distress; befriending is the creation and maintenance of social networks that may aid in this process. The biobehavioral mechanism that underlies the tend-and-befriend pattern appears to draw on the attachment-caregiving system, and neuroendocrine evidence from animal and human studies suggests that oxytocin, in conjunction with female reproductive hormones and endogenous opioid peptide mechanisms, may be at its core. This previously unexplored stress regulatory system has manifold implications for the study of stress.

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http://bbh.hhdev.psu.edu/labs/bbhsl/PDF%20files/taylor%20et%20al.%202000.pdf

Spring Promotion Social

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04/23/2010

Come celebrate the promotion and tenure of women faculty members!

Location: Caine House

Contact: Wendy Holliday (435) 797-0731

 

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