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ERIC Number: ED408621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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Women in Intercollegiate Forensics: Experiencing Otherness.
Greenstreet, Robert W.
The intercollegiate forensics community appears less receptive to women than it is to men. Women report a variety of positive and negative gender-based experiences in intercollegiate forensics. Positive experiences tend to include women into the intercollegiate forensics community or to allow women to include others in the community. Negative experiences tend to exclude women from the forensics community or to label them as "other" in the activity. Positive gender-based experiences reported by these subjects include: (1) expressions of gratitude or recognition; (2) mentoring; (3) access through quotas; (4) consciousness raising; and (5) nurturing and demonstrations of personal concern. Negative gender-based experiences reported by these subjects include: (1) sexual harassment; (2) sexism; (3) discrimination in employment; (4) lack of support and failure to recognize the problem; (5) aggression and conflict; and (6) overemphasis on competition. The claim is supported that women mature morally toward an ethic of caring and inclusion. It is also suggested that the intercollegiate forensics community may operate as a patriarchy. (Contains 50 references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A