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Biases of Psychologists

Biases can be explained as an individual being more inclined to thinking a certain thing about something or someone pre-exposure. The individual can even hold that judgement post-exposure despite the bias not even being factual. 371 more words

Psychology

Girls, Games, And Career Guidance

When it came to imagining career goals for this generation of girls, Barbie was supposed to be breaking through the plastic ceiling, but a recent sexist Barbie career book “I Can be a Computer Engineer” is a throwback to an earlier time. 813 more words

Middle Class

Transgender Day of Remembrance

I feel very strongly about the Transgender Day of Remembrance. I believe that it’s not enough, but it’s what we have, a part of what we can and should be doing. 547 more words

Queer

AAPF Rebroadcasts 'In Plain Sight' Just As 2 Black Women Are Killed by Police

Earlier this month, the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) hosted a daylong symposium in New York City to address how, too often, movements for social justice erase the experiences of women of color, and create holes in public policy when projects and reforms–like “My Brother’s Keeper”–are developed myopically. 240 more words

Police Brutality

Working Women and the Growing Costs of Childcare

Brynne Moore

Last week, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released ‘The Parent Trap’, a report outlining the discrepancies between childcare costs across Canada, indexed to women’s earnings. 767 more words

Public Policy

The Many Lives, Two Deaths and Double Kidnapping of Dr. Ellsworth: Part One

This guest contribution comes from Ross Eliot, who wrote a memoir about his time living with Dr. Babette Ellsworth, a prominent college professor, trans woman, and aspiring nun in Portland, Oregon. 892 more words

Identity

Trans 101.5

Transgender Awareness Month comes right on the heels of National Bullying Prevention Month, and in many ways that makes sense, as transgender people are disproportionately affected by bullying (as with street violence). 762 more words

Education