WGS.101 | Fall 2014 | Undergraduate

Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

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Additional Readings and Videos

Readings for Oral Presentation During Session 15

Khazan, Olga. “Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently.” The Atlantic, December 2, 2013.

Ingalhalikar, Madhura, Alex Smith, et al. “Sex Differences in the Structural Connectome of the Human Brain.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, no. 2 (2014): 823-8.

Joel, Daphna, and Ricardo Tarrasch. “On the Mis-presentation and Misinterpretation of Gender-related Data: The Case of Ingalhaiker’s Human Connectome Study.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, no. 6 (2014): E637.

Readings for Oral Presentation During Session 17

Kozlowska, Hanna. “What Sells Better: Sexy or Empowered?,” New York Times, August 14, 2014.

Lee, Johanna. “JLo’s ‘I Luh Ya Papi’: A Feminist Parody.” Harvard Political Review, March 22, 2014.

Videos to Screen for Oral Presentation During Session 17

JenniferLopezVEVO. “Jennifer Lopez – I Luh Ya Papi (Explicit) ft. French Montana.” March 13, 2014. YouTube. Accessed March 18, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4oiEhf9M04

IngridMichaelson. “Ingrid Michaelson – Girls Chase Boys (A Homage to Robert Palmer’s Simply Irresistible”) – OFFICIAL. February 4, 2014. YouTube. Accessed March 18, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GBT37_yyzY

Readings for Oral Presentation During Session 20

Padawer, Ruth. “When Women Become Men at Wellesley,” New York Times Magazine, October 15, 2014.

Readings for Oral Presentations During Session 21

Paltrow, Lynn M., and Jeanne Flavin. “Pregnant, and No Civil Rights,” New York Times, November 7, 2014.

Tierce, Merritt. “This Is What an Abortion Looks Like,” New York Times, September 12, 2014.

McWhirter, Cameron. “Tennessee Voters Approve Antiabortion Amendment,” Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2014.

Carroll, Aaron. “How Hobby Lobby Ruling Could Limit Access to Birth Control,” New York Times, June 30, 2014.

Liptak, Adam. “Birth Control Order Deepens Divide Among Justices,” New York Times, July 3, 2014.

Reading for Oral Presentation During Session 22

Burnett III, Zaron. “A Gentleman’s Guide to Rape Culture,” Medium, May 29, 2014.

Video to Screen for Oral Presentation During Session 22

Street HarassmentVideo. “10 Hours of Walking as a Woman.” October 28, 2014. YouTube. Accessed March 18, 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1XGPvbWn0A

Readings for Oral Presentation During Session 23

Nordell, Jessica. “Why Aren’t Women Advancing At Work? Ask a Transgender Person.” New Republic, August 2014.

Jenkin, Matthew. “Transgender Issues in the Workplace,” The Guardian, August 9, 2012.

Milloy, Christin Scarlett. “South Park Takes on Trans Issues…and It’s Great.” Slate, October 9, 2014.

Grose, Jessica. “Male Executives Don’t Feel Guilt, See Work-Life Balance as a Woman’s Problem.” Slate, March 5, 2014.

Readings for Oral Presentation During Session 25

Jeddah and Riyadh. “Unshackling Themselves: Saudi Women Are Gaining Ground, Slowly,” The Economist, May 17, 2014.

Merriman, Justin S. “Holy Matrimony Plus Shipping and Handling: A Libertarian Perspective on the Mail-Order Bride Industry.” Independent Review 17, no. 1 (2012): 81–93.

The Boston Women’s Memorial, City of Boston

Celebrating 125 Years of Women at MIT: 1873-1998, AMITA: Association of MIT Alumnae

Exhibitions: The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago, Brooklyn Museum

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site: Virtual Museum Exhibit, National Park Service

Ida B. Wells-Barnett House, We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement, National Park Service

International Museum of Women

Motherhood, Social Service, and Political Reform: Political Culture and Imagery of American Woman Suffrage, National Women’s History Museum

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Women’s History Museum

Rights for Women: The Suffrage Movement and Its Leaders, National Women’s History Museum

Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front, National Park Service

The Seneca Falls Convention: July 19–20, 1948, National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution

Votes for Women: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage, The Library of Congress

Women on Stamps, Arago: People, Postage & the Post

Women’s Rights National Historical Park, New York, National Park Service.

Other Resources

2013 Network Responsibility Index, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Business and Professional Women’s Foundation


China Blue,” Independent Lens, PBS

Grameen Foundation

Infoplease, links to various gender resources

The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper”, U.S. National Library of Medicine

Media Education Foundation

National Women’s Studies Association

The Pill,” American Experience, PBS

Transgender Americans: A Handbook for Understanding, Human Rights Campaign (PDF - 3.1MB)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

VG / Voices From The Gaps: Women Writers and Artists of Color, University of Minnesota

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