No boys allowed: Urban introduces an all-girls engineering class

No boys allowed: Urban introduces an all-girls engineering class

October 25, 2018

Women occupy only 24 percent of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related jobs in the world.  The science teachers at Urban have noticed a significant gender imbalance in science and math classes and have spent time as a department thinking about how to support female STEM stud...

Growth in gender affinity groups points to need for more talk on sexism, Urban School students say

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

With approximately 140 members combined, Students for Women’s Equality and Rights (SWEAR) and Young Men’s Group (YMG) are a strong presence at Urban this year. Students signed up to join the SWEAR and YMG online conferences at a rapid rate in September, according to student leaders for both groups. “SWEAR...

Opinion: When it comes to sexism, girls may be more than half of the problem

SNL actors Nasim Pedrad and Seth Meyers joke about women’s once-icy, but now thawing, sentiments for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 
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Marney Kline

March 27, 2013

In the film, “When Harry Met Sally,” 22-year-old Sally (Meg Ryan) arrives in New York to pursue the trifecta of modern-day womanhood: career, partner, and social milieu. Several years later, Sally sobs into her pillowcase, Harry (Billy Crystal) at her side, lamenting her ex-boyfriend’s marriage...

Sexism a problem for women not only in Israel, but in the U.S. as well

Photo by Jason Cinti

Hannah Gorman

November 2, 2010

At Temple Emanu-el on Yom Kippur morning, several thousand fasting Jews watched as a few congregants in white prayer shawls came forward, were blessed, and got ready to perform the traditional Torah reading. It was the same ceremony I have witnessed every year of my life, with one noticeable difference:...

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