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Spaid, Robin; Gillet-Karem, Rosemary – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
To investigate food insecurity in community college students, our research team developed a mixed methods study. For the first phase, we interviewed 16 Maryland community college administrators to determine which community colleges had food banks or food pantries. The second phase involved gathering in-depth information from 6 community college…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Females, Two Year College Students
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Kensicki, Marybeth – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
Years ago, before smoking was passé, Virginia Slims cigarettes had the marketing slogan: "We've come a long way baby." Now women must ask themselves if, in fact, they really have advanced. The question is what have we learned throughout the last several decades, maybe even last two or three centuries. Unfortunately, some of that learning…
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, History, Social Attitudes
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Hitt, Kathleen – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
An older woman seeking a sexual relationship with a younger man has often in the past been described as a "paramour" or "illicit inamorata" but in today's lexicon, we are increasingly utilizing the term "Cougar." The usual mental image of the cougar is commonly of an animal ready to pounce, seeking its prey, on the…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, Power Structure, Language Usage
Bernath, Elizabeth – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2016
This paper discusses Mary Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects" and "A Vindication of the Rights of Men" as books of philosophy about rational materialism. Based on an analysis of Lockean thought, as applied to the possibility of women's development of reason,…
Descriptors: Authors, Females, Education, Feminism
Whitten, Donna – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2016
Currently, the accounting profession is in the process of transitioning from a male dominated profession to a predominantly female one. Other professions that have undergone this switch experienced declines in the status of the profession and the salaries. So, although women have not yet gained equal access to all levels of the accounting…
Descriptors: Females, Accounting, Professional Education, Equal Education
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Teague, Leah Jackson – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
Leaders with a diverse set of experiences, viewpoints, and backgrounds are crucial to encouraging different perspectives, broadening an institution's world views, and fostering innovation particularly important at colleges and universities responsible for educating and training future leaders, workers, and citizens. Studies show that gender…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Females, Sex Role
Monopoli, Paula A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2014
Status in the legal academy can mean two things. The first is one's rank, with the highest status being a tenured, full professor. The second is the prestige of one's home institution in the law school rankings. Women have been graduating from law schools in significant numbers for more than thirty years. However, they continue to be…
Descriptors: Law Schools, Females, Disproportionate Representation, College Faculty
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Bynum, Gregory Lewis – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2014
The philosophical anthropologist Dorothy Dinnerstein, in her 1976 work "The Mermaid and the Minotaur: Sexual Arrangements and Human Malaise," argued that in order for us to address the excesses of male-dominated rule in society (militarism, rapacious consumerism), we must attack the root cause of patriarchy--women's domination of early…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Females, Child Care, Resistance (Psychology)
Winkler, Carol K.; Fortner, C. Kevin; Baugh-Harris, Sara – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
Every year 1.3 million U.S. high school students drop out of school with one quarter of female students failing to graduate on time. Female dropouts are more likely to be unemployed, to earn less when they are employed, to become pregnant before the age of 20, to become obese, to smoke, and to drink more heavily than their male counterparts. This…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Womens Education, Womens Studies, Disadvantaged Environment
Thackrah, Rosalie D.; Thompson, Sandra C. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
Since 2011, all first year students in a health sciences faculty at a university in Western Australia complete a compulsory (half) Unit titled Indigenous Cultures and Health. The Unit introduces students to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, diversity, cultural protocols, social structures, patterns of communication, contemporary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Obstetrics, Health Sciences, Indigenous Populations
Buskirk-Cohen, Allison – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
As children move into adolescence, two important and contradictory changes regarding peer groups and psychopathology occur. While friendships become characterized more by emotional support than they did in earlier years (especially so for girls), rates for internalizing disorders, particularly depression, increase (again, especially so for…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Females, Depression (Psychology), Males
Holmes, Kristie – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
While infanticide or sex selective abortion in rural areas of the world may seem to have little to do with a famous musician who is a domestic abuser from the first world who avoids criminal punishment while being applauded and glamourized, the message going out to girls is consistent: they are not valued in the same way that boys are. In order to…
Descriptors: Females, Social Attitudes, Media Literacy, Rural Areas
Vongalis-Macrow, Athena – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Loyalty raises a dilemma for women's career progression and leadership because it signals confidence in the organisation, despite the ongoing constraints that organisations present for women and their leadership aspirations. The research investigates women's loyalty in the context of higher education. Focussing on a select group of mid-level…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Career Development, Group Unity
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Robbins, Wendy J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Women are "starkly underrepresented" as researchers worldwide ("The World's Women 2010," 68). In Canada, for example, men hold over three-quarters of full professorships and top research positions. Dozens of interconnected factors restrain women's research careers. These include "upstream" factors, such as gender,…
Descriptors: Females, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Women Faculty
Schneider, Beth Z.; Carden, William; Francisco, Alyson; Jones, Thomas O., Jr. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
Previous research has examined the phenomenon of women "opting out" of the corporate environment. Much of this research has examined both "pull" factors--those of home and family life, and "push" factors--those within the organization which create a competitive environment where women feel they cannot achieve the same measure of success as their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Career Development, College Faculty, Research Opportunities
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