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  • Ex-USC professor and FBI fugitive gets 5 years in prison for child sex

    12/15/2014 8:34:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    LATIMES ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Richard Winton, Kate Mather
    A former USC professor once on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for flying to the Philippines and sexually assaulting underage boys he had met online. In addition to the sentence, Walter Lee Williams, 66, of Palm Springs, will be required upon release to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will be on 10 years of supervision Williams, previously known as a well-respected academic, had pleaded guilty and admitted engaging in illegal sexual contact with minors in foreign places. As part of a plea...
  • I am utterly undone: My struggle with black rage and fear after Ferguson

    11/26/2014 2:24:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 162 replies
    Salon ^ | November 25, 2014 | Brittney Cooper teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers
    Peaceful protests have been happening for over 100 days. But white folks only really pay attention if they fear they have something to lose. Smoke flares in their nostrils, because then they are confronted with the possibility of charred, burning, white flesh. No more water. The fire next time. If I have to begin by convincing you that Black Lives Matter, we have all already lost, haven’t we? So let’s not begin there. Let’s begin at the end. At the end there is only Michael Brown Jr.’s dead body, no justice, and weeping and gnashing of teeth. For his parents,...
  • How the growing generation gap is changing the face of fandom

    09/07/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | August 25, 2014 | Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
    Earlier this month, two fan conventions came to London: Nine Worlds and the World Science Fiction Convention, commonly know as Worldcon. Worldcon is in its 72nd year, a huge old dinosaur (or perhaps an aging dragon) of science-fiction fandom. This year more than 10,000 people paid for memberships, which included entrance to the annual Hugo Awards. The official guests of honor were revered science-fiction and fantasy authors, editors, and illustrators, all of whom were in their 60s and 70s. Nine Worlds was smaller, younger, and catered to a more varied crowd including comics, TV, and fanfic followers. But since both...
  • Gay Teacher Uses Creative Legal Tactic Against The School That Fired Him

    07/13/2014 6:51:56 AM PDT · by Salman · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 9, 2014 | Erin Fuchs
    ... Music teacher Flint Dollar has filed a lawsuit claiming Macon, Georgia, Catholic school Mount de Sales Academy discriminated against him based on gender, NPR reports. Dollar can't sue the school for bias against him based on sexual orientation because federal law does not bar such discrimination — and neither does the state of Georgia. Dollar's lawyer, Charles Cox, argues Dollar can use Title VII of the Civil Rights Act — which forbids discrimination based on gender — to sue the school because he was essentially penalized for not conforming to gender stereotypes. ...
  • Leftists Denounce “American Taliban” University for Replacing Gender Studies with Constitution

    05/25/2014 6:01:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/24/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The University of South Carolina is dumping its Gender Studies center which became notorious for holding an event titled “How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less” and is going to teach the US Constitution instead.The horror. The humanity. The heterocisgenderpatriarchal privilege. The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS) at the University of South Carolina Upstate (USCU) will close on July 1 and the funding, previously allocated for CWGS, will be used to teach the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Federalist Papers.The South Carolina House of Representatives wanted further cuts at both USCU and the College...
  • Professor Blames Mass Shootings on ‘White Male Privilege’

    12/19/2012 5:43:00 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/19/12
    <p>Some opinions only get attention because they come from people with advanced degrees who make their living on the taxpayer dime. That’s certainly the case for Hugo Schwyzer, a history and gender studies professor at Pasadena City College.</p> <p>He has a history of blaming white men for most of the mass killings that take place in the United States. Friday’s tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut gave him a great opportunity to spout his nonsense once again.</p>
  • Kansas Beats Kentucky: $139,000 vs. $127,000 for a Degree in Gender Studies

    04/05/2012 10:08:33 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/2/2012 | Thomas Cloud
    (CNSNews.com) - You can spend four years earning a degree in “Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies” at the University of Kansas or a degree in "Gender and Women's Studies" at the University of Kentucky. But the degree will cost you more at Kansas if you are an out-of-state student than it will at Kentucky. At Kansas, according to the College Board, tuition plus room and board is currently $21,446 per year for an in-state student and $34,832 for an out-of-state student. At Kentucky, it's $22,142 for an in-state student and $31,754 for an out-of-state student. That works out to a...
  • Gender Studies’ Mission Creep

    12/22/2010 1:00:45 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 22, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Gender Studies may never have had a clear focus but it is still susceptible to mission creep. “And gender studies isn’t focused on analyzing gays and lesbians as a specific subgroup,” Paul Ketzle writes in the Winter issue of Continuum magazine. “Instead, it investigates how a central concept like sexual identity is conceptualized through cultural artifacts (such as novels, poems, art, and film), and also how myriad aspects of our society—from architecture to economic theory—are (sometimes surprisingly) gendered.” Ketzle is an instructor in the University of Utah Honors College. Continuum is the magazine of The University of Utah. “No one...
  • Even 9-Month-Olds Choose 'Gender-Specific' Toys

    04/16/2010 10:46:40 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 68 replies · 998+ views
    YahooNews.com ^ | April 16, 2010 | Jenifer Goodwin
    THURSDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Parents may want their girls to grow up to be astronauts and their boys to one day do their fair share of child care and housework duties, but a new study suggests certain stereotypical gender preferences take root even before most kids can crawl. When presented with seven different toys, boys as young as 9 months old went for the car, digger and soccer ball, while ignoring the teddy bears, doll and cooking set. And the girls? You guessed it. At the same age, they were most interested in the doll, teddy bear and...
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell U

    12/06/2007 12:28:29 PM PST · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 138+ views
    Campus Report ^ | December 6, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Don’t Ask Don’t Tell U by: Malcolm A. Kline, December 06, 2007 It looks like the university named after the father of our country has figured out a way to move gender studies to the next level. “Every Wednesday afternoon this past summer, a retired Army colonel named Jeff left his consulting job at a military base and headed to George Washington University,” Jennifer Ruark reported in the September 7, 2007 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. “But first he stopped at home to change into a skirt.” “By the time he arrived at the university’s Speech and Hearing...
  • Piled Higher and Deeper

    06/01/2005 10:53:27 PM PDT · by freespirited · 10 replies · 1,019+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6/02/05 | Mike Adams
    When I graduated from college, one of my old high school friends said that a B.S. degree stood for "B.S." When I got my M.S. degree, he said it stood for "More S...". When I got my PhD, he said that stood for "Piled Higher and Deeper." At the time, I just thought he was just jealous. But recent events in higher education have caused me to rethink my position. For example, I learned this week that Olga Gershenson, a professor of Judaic and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Barbara Penner, a professor of...