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Sexism still permeates culture through the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes as well as misogynistic, negative and violent imagery in mass media. Perceptions of identity and gender roles are influenced, reflected and reinforced through myths, narratives and stories. Cultural cues about appropriate gender roles can have a negative and harmful impact by, for example, defining strength and rationalism as ”masculine” and submissiveness and emotionalism as ”feminine.” NCRW and its members are promoting awareness through research and critical analysis that uncover the tensions and assumptions involved in identity and gender roles.

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July 27, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-BairdAs I began collecting background research for National Parent’s Day and the vast diversity of families...
 July 27, 2009 posted by Deborah Siegel*Last weekend, my partner Marco and I took a childbirth class at the Manhattan hospital where I’ll...
July 28, 2009 posted by Julie and Scott Zeilinger*My family’s feminism is rooted deeply in our Jewish heritage. As Jews, my family has been...
Earlier this month, the Women's Media Center featured an excellent "exclusive" written by Kenyan feminist and scholar Achola O. Pala....
By Tunisia L. Riley*In light of public figures connected to domestic violence scandals in New York like White Plains Mayor, 2010 Puerto Rican Day...

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