Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Helps Close Gaps in Women’s History

Despite educators’ tendency to discourage students from using Wikipedia, Wikipedia is so much more than a source or a final destination. It’s a portal into other sources. Adding to and enhancing that portal to include knowledge and perspectives hitherto suppressed or marginalized is an important political project.

Join the Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Monday, Aug. 31, from 12p.m.-2p.m. ET—part of an effort to increase the representation of women on Wikipedia and to close the editor and content based gender gaps on the site.

Hollywood, the Sexual Violence Factory

“The statement that the primary function of movies is entertainment is clearly not the end of the question. All entertainment is education in some way, many times more effective than schools because of the appeal to the emotions rather than to the intellect.” — Hortense Powdermaker, Hollywood, the Dream Factory As of this writing, more […]

The Rusty Taste of Shame After Campus Rape

Around the country, students are challenging the silence around sexual assault that has long held sway on college campuses, refusing to back down even in the face of institutional retaliation and harassment. Faculty members, such as Occidental College’s Caroline Heldman and Danielle Dirks and Amherst president Biddy Martin, have also broken these silences, standing up for the rights of students to study, live and work on campuses that are safe and where students can expect justice.