“One in Five: The Law, Policy, and Politics of Campus Sexual Assault” will be offered as a regular course in the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies department next winter quarter.
This quarter marks the first time since the inception of the Peer Health Educator (PHE) role where multiple resident fellows (RFs) of freshman dorms have refused to hire PHEs. RFs made the decision last spring as a way to boycott the program’s wage system, and many PHEs are still unhappy with their salaries.
About a month ago, I was asked by email to participate in a student panel for Stanford SlutWalk 2016. “SlutWalk,” I thought. “Oh no.” SlutWalk originated as a street march and rally at Toronto, 2011, when a policeman argued that to avoid sexual assault, women should “not dress like sluts.” The 3000-participant protest inspired similar events…
On Jan. 21, the computer science (CS) department made a small change to its CSID form, which is used to create email aliases and usernames within the department. Previously, there was a question inquiring applicants of their sex, and before that one inquiring of gender; now the question has been removed altogether.
At yesterday’s Faculty Senate meeting, ASSU President John-Lancaster Finley ’16 and ASSU Vice President Brandon Hill ’16 presented three proposals intended to help Stanford better fulfill its commitment to diversity. Additionally, Vijay Pande, former chair of the Committee on Academic Computing and Information Systems (C-ACIS), reported on the C-ACIS’s work.
Stanford’s large-scale annual collegiate hackathon TreeHacks returned for its second year this past weekend and became the first major hackathon at a university with an accepted applicant pool gender ratio of 50/50. Two of the three winning teams were all-female.
Apparently I’m going to hell, but at least I’ll have company. As I scrolled through news articles on a sunny Sunday afternoon, I found myself suddenly confronted with this new fate — issued to me, along with a subset of America’s young women, specifically from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. She asserted her famous…
We often grapple with conflicts regarding the color of our skin, the significance of a second X- versus Y- chromosome, the way we’ve been taught to worship, and the number of zeros in our parents’ bank accounts. But we often lose sight of how such diverse conflicts intersect to describe our being, and consequently, our place in an oft-unjust society. Striving to realize where we belong can be unsettling, but Williams says it’s okay.