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Electrical engineer and computer programmer Kimberly Bryant says that when she was in college, she was one of only a few women, and the only black woman, in her class. When she had her own daughter, Kai, she wondered what she could do to get more young girls of color into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. 

Tom Levy

 

Like other holy scriptures, the Quran has been studied and read, commented on, and interpreted mostly by men. There was a tradition of female scholarship early in Islam, but later, it was men at the helm of breaking down the verses, and deciding how they’re applicable to everyday life.

Dear Donald Trump: "I do not think you are the next Hitler"

Jan 24, 2017

Over the weekend, the historic Women's March on Washington drew huge crowds to the nation's capital, with satellite marches taking place all over the world — including here in the Bay Area

Dear Donald Trump: "I am not your convenient vagina"

Jan 19, 2017
George Baker

This Saturday, millions of people will take to the streets in cities across the country in concert with the Women’s March on Washington.

East Bay Express

The deadline for submitting an essay has been extended to Jan. 11. See details below! 

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The host of the "Millennial" podcast, on how she learned to negotiate.

Philosophy Talk: Science and Gender

Nov 25, 2016
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Is science inherently sexist, or is it just practiced that way?


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Tiffany Shlain's latest film is called "50/50" because it shares the story of what the world used to look like and can look with true equality.

On the October 14th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of gender, sexism, and abortion restrictions in the presidential election. 

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Arlie Hochschild has been called "one of the most imaginative and productive feminist sociologists of the last thirty years."

On the October 6th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss new museums and exhibits that tell the story of African-American history.

Every immigrant has a coming to the America memory. Nayomi Munaweera came to America when she was 12. It was the mid eighties. And Duran Duran.

 

Dayla Soul's film, “It Ain’t Pretty,” shows what it's really like for the women who charge at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. Because, Soul has a problem with the "surfer girl" image.

"Power through Partnership. How Women Lead Better Together."

Jo Boaler- Revolutionizing Math Education 

In her world exhibition, "Women:New Portraits" Annie Leibovitz updates the photos from the book she published in 1999 with Susan Sontag, called "Women."

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For decades, media has treated the Saudi Arabian woman as the posterchild for female oppression. But changes in the Kingdom are now challenging that image.

 

What's it take to get nominated into the National Women's Hall of Fame?

Only 6% of partners in Venture Capital firms are women. Meet the founder of all-female VC group Broadway Angels, who shares what it takes to fund and be funded.

 

Angela Johnston

Ellen Frankel slips the last of her quarters into the Medieval Madness pinball machine and wipes the sweat off her forehead. It’s her second game of the night, and she’s trying to get a new high score. Although she is shy to admit it, Frankel is a real pinball wizard.

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We all want our daughters to grow up strong and independent, but how do we ensure that 'having it all' doesn't mean 'doing it all'?

We all want our daughters to grow up strong and independent, but how do we ensure that 'having it all' doesn't mean 'doing it all'?

Mark Tuschman

On the Oct 6th edition of Your Call we'll have a conversation with Mark Tuschman about his new book “Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge.” 

It seems like running a business and respecting the environment are at odds. Is it possible to do good for the planet and have a successful business? 

It seems like running a business and respecting the environment are at odds. Is it possible to do good for the planet and have a successful business? 

Philosophy Talk asks about the changing face of feminism

Sep 20, 2015

What are the basic tenets of the most recent wave of feminism, and how does it differ from the previous waves?


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Dubbed the “Queen of the Indies,” Parker Posey has appeared in nearly 90 films and television productions, 

We all know the stereotypes, but the traditional family roles have shifted. Almost half of women are now the primary breadwinners for their households. On this episode, find out how women--and men--and moms and dads, are handling this tectonic change both at home and financially. We'll talk to Izzy Chan, director of The Big Flip and Laura Pilz of Merrill Lynch.

Philosophy Talk asks: What can non-violence really achieve?

Apr 10, 2015

We all hope for peace. Yet in the face of violence, it often seems the only recourse is more violence. Advocates of non-violence claim it’s not necessary to respond to war in kind, and that responding violently, even in self-defense, just perpetuates the cycle of violence. So how can we practice non-violence under the direct threat of violence? Can non-violent acts be spread to stop aggression and war? And are there times when violence is, in fact, necessary?

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