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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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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has launched an innovative and important campaign called "Queer the Census" in response to the lack...
December 16, 2009 posted by admin The Christian Science Monitor featured several articles this week on the veil and the Muslim Women's Movement. They...
By Karen O’Connor*One need only look to the Declaration of Sentiments adopted by the women in attendance at the Seneca Falls Convention in...
By Tonni Brodber*Linda Basch: From your perspective, what is the unfinished work of women’s political equality? Tonni Brodber: In the English-...

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