gender http://kuow.org en How Stereotypes Keep Women From Computer Science http://kuow.org/post/how-stereotypes-keep-women-computer-science <p>Marcie Sillman speaks with University of Washington professor <a href="http://depts.washington.edu/sibl/publications.html">Sapna Cheryan </a>about how the nerd stereotype is keeping women away from the field of computer science. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:26:24 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Arwen Nicks 35639 at http://kuow.org How Stereotypes Keep Women From Computer Science Stuart Taylor: Affirmative Action Is A Disservice To Minorities http://kuow.org/post/stuart-taylor-affirmative-action-disservice-minorities <p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/experts/taylors?view=bio">Stuart Taylor, Jr., a Brookings Institution nonresident senior fellow</a>, about race and how it should or should not be used in college admissions or hiring practices.</p><p>Taylor is also the author of "Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won't Admit It." Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:48:38 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 33201 at http://kuow.org Stuart Taylor: Affirmative Action Is A Disservice To Minorities On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus http://kuow.org/post/television-more-transgender-characters-come-focus Over the past year or so, I've looked at how TV's expanding universe represents <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/02/168215115/whos-gay-on-tv-dads-journalists-investigators-and-footmen" target="_blank">gays and lesbians</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/05/18/184832930/working-women-on-television-a-mixed-bag-at-best" target="_blank">working women</a>. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:31:35 +0000 Neda Ulaby 33163 at http://kuow.org On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus Gloria Steinem On What's Next For Feminism http://kuow.org/post/gloria-steinem-whats-next-feminism <p>Steve Scher talks with Gloria&nbsp;Steinem, women's rights movement leader and founder of <a href="http://www.msmagazine.com/">Ms. Magazine</a>, about what modern feminism means and her goals for the next 30 years. She visited KUOW in 2006. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:26:54 +0000 Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 31269 at http://kuow.org Gloria Steinem On What's Next For Feminism Facebook Adds More Gender Options US Users http://kuow.org/post/facebook-adds-more-gender-options-us-users <p>Steve Scher&nbsp;talks with Amanda Lock Swarr, associate professor in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, about gender identity. Facebook recently added more than 50 additional gender options for users in the U.S. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:48:36 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Steve Scher 29502 at http://kuow.org Facebook Adds More Gender Options US Users GenderPalooza http://kuow.org/post/genderpalooza <p>For the first <em>RadioActive </em>podcast of the summer, new hosts Isaac Noren and Carlos Nieto bring you stories about gender and gender stereotypes.</p><p><em>RadioActive </em>producers asked people what it means to be a man or a woman. Shout out to Amina Ibrahim, Carlos Nieto, Ian Dangla, Isaac Noren, Kendra Hanna, Maddie Ewbank, Srikar Penumaka and Rachel Lam for getting those interviews.</p><p>Then, Molly Freed talks with young adult novel readers and writers about how the young adult fiction market is growing, but boys are being left behind.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:52:03 +0000 Isaac Noren & Carlos Nieto & Molly Freed 17477 at http://kuow.org GenderPalooza What Does It Mean To Be A Man? http://kuow.org/post/what-does-it-mean-be-man <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">What does it mean to be a woman? What does it mean to be a man? Those are two large questions with no right answers. Ross Reynolds sits down with former chair of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, David Allen, </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">for a discussion on gender, sexuality, identity and pressure while listeners share their definitions of what it means to be a man.</span></p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:59:29 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 17301 at http://kuow.org What Does It Mean To Be A Woman? http://kuow.org/post/what-does-it-mean-be-woman <p>What does it mean to be a woman? What does it mean to be a man? Those are two large questions with no right answers. Ross Reynolds sits down with University of Washington professor Amanda Swarr&nbsp;for a discussion on gender, sexuality, identity and pressure while listeners share their definitions of what it means to be a woman.<br> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:52:14 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 17226 at http://kuow.org Dad's 'Donkey Kong' Hack Recasts Female As Hero For Daughter http://kuow.org/post/dads-donkey-kong-hack-recasts-female-hero-daughter <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeXDNg7scyU</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:38:00 +0000 editor 9634 at http://kuow.org Dad's 'Donkey Kong' Hack Recasts Female As Hero For Daughter Does Changing State Law To Use Gender Neutral Wording Matter? http://kuow.org/post/does-changing-state-law-use-gender-neutral-wording-matter <p>Washington state is in the process of changing the language in state law to make it more gender neutral. Policemen are now police officers, for instance, and freshmen will become first-year students. Supporters say the change is needed because language matters. Critics say the changes are a waste of money. Ross Reynolds interviews University of Washington Sociolinguist Crispin Thurlow, and we take your phone calls.</p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:20:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7858 at http://kuow.org Does Changing State Law To Use Gender Neutral Wording Matter? Military Lifts Ban On Women In Combat http://kuow.org/post/military-lifts-ban-women-combat <p>Today Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will announce the military’s plan to allow women to serve in combat roles. It’s a move that could open up roughly a quarter million jobs for women in the military. Do you think women should serve in combat roles? Ross Reynolds hears your feedback today on <em>The Conversation</em>.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7099 at http://kuow.org Military Lifts Ban On Women In Combat Naomi Wolf On Sexuality And Creativity http://kuow.org/post/naomi-wolf-sexuality-and-creativity <div><p></p><p><a href="http://naomiwolf.org/">Naomi Wolf</a>, author of "The Beauty Myth," has written a cultural and scientific history of the intersection of sexuality and creativity. She joins us to talk about "Vagina: A New Biography."</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 4499 at http://kuow.org Naomi Wolf On Sexuality And Creativity Author Jennifer Stuller On Superwomen In Modern Mythology http://kuow.org/post/author-jennifer-stuller-superwomen-modern-mythology <p></p><p>From Wonder Woman to Buffy The Vampire Slayer, superwomen have broken through the boys' club of superhero mythology. But never for very long.</p><p>Writer Jen Stuller looks at the modern superwoman in pop culture in her book, <a href="http://www.ink-stainedamazon.com/">"Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors."</a></p><p>Stuller tackles a wide array of cultural issues through the <a href="http://www.humanities.org/programs/speakers/current-speakers/jennifer_k_stuller">Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau</a>.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:45:38 +0000 Jeannie Yandel 3907 at http://kuow.org Author Jennifer Stuller On Superwomen In Modern Mythology "Half The Sky" Author Sheryl WuDunn On The Fight For Gender Equality http://kuow.org/post/half-sky-author-sheryl-wudunn-fight-gender-equality <p></p><p>Is gender inequity the biggest issue of our time? Around the world, it’s not unusual for young girls from poor families to be kept out of school. In India, the mortality rate for girls under age five is 50 percent higher than it is for boys. Pulitzer Prize–winning author of “Half the Sky” <a href="http://www.halftheskymovement.org/">Sheryl WuDunn</a> talked with us earlier this year about education, poverty, maternal mortality, sex trafficking and gender inequality, and what can be done to help.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:54:32 +0000 Steve Scher 1000 at http://kuow.org "Half The Sky" Author Sheryl WuDunn On The Fight For Gender Equality