Topic: Women

Split Verdict in Holtzclaw Trial is a Travesty and Dangerous

Dec. 14, 2015
Law Books

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.

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Black Women’s Outrage 60 Years After Rosa Parks

Dec. 1, 2015
Mixed Race Handshake

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.

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On the Clearance Rack: The Value of a Working Woman

Sept. 9, 2015
Female Worker

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.

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Study Links Heartbeat to Female Libido

June 19, 2015

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.

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Gender Equity Task Force Report Recommends Creation of Plan to Eliminate Faculty Gender Inequity

Nov. 3, 2008

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."

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