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...

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...

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

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...

Photo by Jason Cinti

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

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...

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