Tonight at the kick-off for our first Forum on Women and Girls, Melissa Harris-Perry, the consummate professor said: “I believe everything is a curriculum problem.” We thought we’d take her lead and offer a list of great readings to follow up on just a few of the many questions that were raised during our wide-ranging, powerful kick-off panel:
Is the frame of ‘woman’ even useful?
“Trans women are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?” by Leela Ginelle
“The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female Aren’t Enough” by Anne Fausto-Sterling
Do men have to lose something in order for true equality to be realized?
The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
TED Talk: Why Gender Equality is Good for Everyone, Men Included by Michael Kimmel
How can those with privilege be better allies?
“Why White People Freak Out When They’re Called Out About Race” by Sam Adler-Bell
What would you add to your own syllabus on women’s equality and economic justice? Tweet it using the #WomenForward hashtag.