Getting a conviction on 18 out of 36 charges against former Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw does not mean justice was served. Black women deserve far more than the fraught, partial justice awarded here.Read more
Across the country black women are beyond tired of being brutalized, oppressed and ignored. And if history and Rosa Parks’ legacy tell us anything, it’s that black women’s outrage is critical because when we get fed up and angry, we get organized, and when that happens, we mobilize the entire black community. That’s what happened 60 years ago. And that’s what needs to continue to happen today.
It’s important to remember that we still have much work to do when it comes to equal pay for women and miniorities.Several national and state policies would aid in helping achieve pay equity: paid family leave, increased minimum wage, and high-quality child care for parents of all income levels, among others. On a more cultural level, the value of occupations should rely on both market-based value and social justice value.Read more
Sexual dysfunction in women can be linked to low resting heart rate variability, a finding that could help clinicians treat the condition, according to a study by psychologists from UT Austin.Read more
The Gender Equity Task Force, created by the provost of The University of Texas at Austin in March 2007, has recommended in its report that the university develop and enact a 5-10 year gender equity plan to "reduce or eliminate faculty gender inequity--specifically with respect to hiring, promotion, salaries and governance."Read more