Feminist Philosophers

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Playing politics with poor women’s health February 2, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — annejjacobson @ 6:38 pm

The AAUW is not putting up with it.  From their email:

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is disappointed with the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s decision to strip funding for cancer screenings from Planned Parenthood. As a result, AAUW will not offer the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure as an optional pre-conference community service opportunity at the upcoming National Conference for College Women Student Leaders(NCCWSL). NCCWSL is an annual leadership event, now in its 27th year, attended by hundreds of college women from across the nation…

“AAUW is disappointed that some are playing politics with women’s health and jeopardizing care for the most vulnerable among us,” said Lisa Maatz, AAUW director of public policy and government relations.
 
AAUW’s long-held position on health care is clear. The member-adopted Public Policy Program makes “increased access to quality, affordable health care and family planning services” a priority.
 

Books we’re excited about

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jender @ 3:00 pm

I’ve just heard about the newly released book, Neurofeminism. Table of contents:

Introduction; R.Bluhm, A.J.Jacobson & H.Maibom
The Politics of Pictured Reality: Locating the Object from Nowhere in fMRI; L.Meynell
What, If Anything, Can Neuroscience Tell Us About Gender Differences?; G.Hoffman
In a Different Voice?; H.Maibom
The Role of Fetal Testosterone in the Development of ‘The Essential Difference’ Between the Sexes: Some Essential Issues; G.Grossi & C.Fine
Hardwired for Sexism? Approaches to Sex/Gender in Neuroscience; R.M.Jordan-Young & R.I.Rumiati
Re-Queering the Brain; A.Kaiser & I.Dussauge
Situated Neuroscience: Exploring Biologies of Diversity; G.Einstein
Cosmopolitics and the Brain: The Co-Becoming of Practices in Feminism and Neuroscience; D.Roy
Beyond Neurosexism: Is it Possible to Defend the Female Brain?; R.Bluhm
Seeing as a Social Phenomenon: Feminist Theory and the Cognitive Sciences; A.J.Jacobson
Linking Neuroscience, Medicine, Gender and Society through Controversy and Conflict Analysis: A ‘Dissensus Framework’ for Feminist/Queer Brain Science Studies; C.Kraus

Can’t wait to read it! What new books can’t you wait to read?

 

Things that cannot screen for breast cancer

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jender @ 2:41 pm

compares e.g. pink t-shirts with planned parenthood doctors

From here.

 

On What Matters, on what matters

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jender @ 1:19 pm

Go have yourself a nerdy giggle. (Thanks, A!)

 

Reader query: Experiences teaching about stereotype threat?

Filed under: queries from readers,teaching — Jender @ 12:34 pm

As we’ve noted here before (one example),teaching about stereotype threat can help to alleviate it. But it’s not always clear what is the most useful thing to say, or how best to work this in to a philosophy class. Do any of you have experiences (good or bad) with teaching about stereotype threat in philosophy classes? A reader wants to know.

 

 
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