What would a #womenforward syllabus look like?

March 6, 2016 | Aspen Forum on Women and Girls

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?

Podcast: How to Be a Better Ally: An Open Letter to White Folks by Meg Cramer

“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. 

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