Why are so many women still dying from childbirth?
Experts from Penn discuss the role that social determinants, socioeconomics, and racism play, and how the University is addressing the maternal mortality crisis head on.
Paid family leave: What’s the right model?
With companies exploring gender biases in the workplace, the issue of parental leave highlights gender inequality and brings all parents into the fold when analyzing family leave policies.
How gender and racial biases are hurting economics
Following a survey released this month by the American Economic Association that reveals a disturbingly high level of gender bias in the field, Wharton’s Olivia S. Mitchell discusses the effects of gender and racial biases in the field of economics.
Making a movement from #MeToo
At Perry World House Monday, activists from around the world talked about how they’re working to make sure the stories of women and girls are told—and heard.
Black feminism 101
Author and alum Feminista Jones joined Tanji Gilliam of Africana Studies in a discussion of her new book “Reclaiming Our Space,” examining how Twitter and modern liberation movements are all borne from black women’s words, struggle, and history.
How the appliance boom moved more women into the workforce
A new book from economist Jeremy Greenwood looks at the effects of technological progress on home life.
Kristen R. Ghodsee has been intrigued by the former Eastern bloc since she was in high school. Now, her research is reaching a new audience in a provocative book.
VAWA renewal is overdue—but approval is contentious
The landmark 1994 legislation—the Violence Against Women Act—is up for reauthorization, and includes a firearm-related provision.
Becoming a mother reduces a woman’s earning potential by up to 10 percent per child
In a Q&A, Sandra Florian, a post-doctoral fellow in sociology and the Population Studies Center, discusses motherhood’s short- and long-term effects on a woman’s career.
Award-winning project sparks dialogue around trans literacy
A new working group funded by the Alice Paul Center serves as glue for cross-disciplinary dialogue surrounding trans literacy in classrooms and elsewhere.
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The New Vanguard
This selection of 15 contemporary novels by and about women includes Her Body and Other Parties, a collection of short stories by Carmen Maria Machado, writer-in-residence at Penn.
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Female Leadership Moves Backwards in World’s Top Universities
Amy Gutmann is cited as one of the women who leads a major international institution of higher education.
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