So you want to be woke on Gender.
Gender is the complex interrelationship between identity, expression, and body.
Women are often expected to do "invisible" tasks without question (cleaning dishes, meal prep, etc.) as well as remind their partner to do their share. Rather than waiting to be asked to help, this article reminds you to think of the relationships you're in and whether you're contributing your fair share and discusses the origins of these "norms."
Women earn nearly half of doctoral degrees in research fields, yet doctoral education in the United States remains deeply segregated by gender. This article inspired by a paper at Cornell University discusses why these issues is exist and the ways in which they can be tackled.
Learn about three questions you should ask yourself with regards to emotional labor.
This comic provides examples showing cases in which women are often tasked to manage projects/tasks both in the home and at work and the emotional load that creates.
An article on emotional labor from the perspective of a black woman.
Understanding intersectionality is crucial, yet to many, it is often ignored. In this piece, Erica Baker articulates the struggle of companies only looking at diversity of women and failing to understand different subsets, such as women of color, that are often marginalized for their gender and race, and often not discussed in diversity efforts.
Supporting women in tech is critical and evident. Yet many of the strategies in place often fail women of color. Read this to better understand the the intersectionality of women and people of color and supporting efforts to increase their representation in industry.
Women often face different struggles and comments because of their gender. This article features several responses from women in technical fields discussing how they've been treated and comments that they've received. Read these if you want to better understand the struggles women can face in their working environments.
"If a "women in tech" event is going to be comprised of white women, be clear. And if calling an event "white women in tech" makes you uncomfortable, there is more work to do."
In this article, Sanchez provides clear approaches for supporting women of color in the tech industry.
Hosting more events for women in tech is nice, but does little to impact culture. This article dives into actionable steps to make the tech sector more inclusive to women.
SelfCare After a Fuhk Boi views the casual mistreatment of women as a public health issue. The SelfCare After Series measures the mental and emotional impact unhealthy relationships have on the individual, culture and community at larger. In this introductary article we discover what is at stake.
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