Today’s Word | MoolaHoop

Despite the fact that women own 10.6 million businesses in the U.S. and represent 35 percent of startup business owners, they receive a piddling 4.2% of venture capital funding. This means women-owned companies tend to be smaller and grow more slowly than companies owned by men. MoolaHoop launched a crowdfunding platform for women entrepreneurs today…

What would an anti-sexism school curriculum look like?

by Clementine Ford “When I was in school, my English classes studied the works of Tim Winton, David Malouf, William Shakespeare, WH Auden and a whole bunch of other white guys.” When we talk about preventing men’s violence against women, we often direct the conversation to how we can change adult men’s behaviour. It’s a necessary…

Is Common Core a Path To Greater Equality?

Is Common Core a Path To Greater Equality?
With Common Core many schools which did not have the funds or resources now have an abundance of quality materials, books and lessons, they never could have afforded before.
OpenEducation is providing materials at quality levels that even the best private schools would balk at, in terms of purchasing equal quality.

50 Faces of Gender

Gender Equality just got a little more complicated, or perhaps just got a wakeup call. Emma, in her speech suggested that gender needs to be looked at with a little more fluidity. Seems FaceBook took her to heart and just added 50 gender choices to their profiles pages. That’s a fairly broad spectrum. PBS has…

Teens and Privacy with Mobile Devices

This isn’t our regular subject area but I felt that some of you would find the matter interesting. It appears that teens are far more aware of privacy issues with their mobile devices then what common knowledge suggests. Many parents, on discovering some of the open purges of information on their teen tend to freak…