International Women’s Day

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March 8 was International Women’s Day, and here is a review of a bunch of items of interest.

The daily newsletter from the Brookings Institute was devoted to topics related to women’s issues:

Julia Gillard address the question “What Does International Women’s Day Mean for the Future of Gender Equality? [http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/education-plus-development/posts/2016/03/07-international-womens-day-gender-equality-gillard?utm]

Richard V. Reeves and Nathan Joo address the question “What’s really driving the gender wage gap?” in an article titled “Occupational Hazard? The Future of the Gender Wage Gap.” [http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/social-mobility-memos/posts/2016/03/07-occupational-gender-pay-gap-reeves?utm_campaign=Brookings+Brief&utm]

And Carol Graham reports on some recent research that represents “Good News for Ineternational Women’s Day: Women Are (Usually) Happier than Men.” [http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2016/03/04-international-womens-day-happiness-graham?utm]

Over several days, Business Insider distributed the following items:

Rachel Gillett identifies “15 Important Jobs Women Have Never Held.” [http://www.businessinsider.com/jobs-woman-has-never-held-2016-3?utm]

Andy Kiersz explains why “The Gender Pay Gap Is Bad in Some States and Worse in Others.” [

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About martinkich

I am a Professor of English at Wright State University's Lake Campus, where I have been a faculty member for more than 25 years. I have now served multiple terms as the President of the WSU chapter of AAUP, which now includes all full-time instructional faculty, and as the Vice-President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP. I have also served several terms as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress. In addition to serving as co-editor of the Academe blog, I am also a member of the editorial board of Academe and have been a guest editor for an issue of the magazine on collective bargaining strategies. As co-chair of the Ohio Conference's Communication Committee, I began to do much more overtly political writing during the campaign to repeal Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which would have eliminated the right of faculty to be unionized. I have sustained that activism, and at the risk of stating the obvious, I have very much enjoyed contributing to the Academe Blog and to our chapter blog. I also maintain several other blogs to which I have re-posted, by topic, my posts to the Academe blog, as well as some other items.

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