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1 KARI AND SHANE Are We There Yet?

2 In your groups, please follow the directions listed on your sheets of paper. You will have 5 minutes to complete this task. Let’s Discuss!

3 Are We There Yet? Address at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender’s 30 th Anniversary Celebration  November 3, 2004 Assess progress made in the journey to make gender a contributing, but non limiting influence Have women completed the journey of gaining and equal footing with men? In your opinion, Are we there yet?

4 Keohane Doesn’t Think So Keohane’s Ethical Issues Surrounding Gender  Extent to which women hold leadership/authority  Flexibility in household domestic arrangements  Good provisions for childcare  Control over reproductive choices  Reduction in sexual harassment  Access to education  Chances for meaningful work, good jobs, and equal pay  Cultural depictions of womanhood emphasizing personhood rather than sexuality Which are most relevant, today?

5 As a Group….. Please name all the Baldwin-Wallace Senior Officers you can recall  How many are female? Please name as many US Cabinet members as possible  How many are female?

6 Baldwin-Wallace Senior Officers

7 United States Cabinet

8 Are We There Yet? Baldwin-Wallace College Senior Officers  42.8% of B-W’s Senior Officers are women. United States Cabinet Members  26.6% of the US Cabinet Members are women.

9 Keohane’s Approach and Findings Created a gender research committee at Duke in 2002 – 6 years into her presidency. Qualitative data to back every conclusion Progress being made on certain dimensions  Access, Family structure, Sexual harassment Little Progress on others  Leadership levels, lack of mentors, childcare, equal opportunity, campus stereotype and image. “Blockages” “Effortless Perfection” “ Lack of Mentors”  Have you witnessed these? Is it an issue? How do we combat?

10 Framing- Symbolic Symbolic Framework  Motivating  Celebratory “No” she said … “you answered, Man. You didn’t say anything about woman.” “When you say Man,” said Oedius, “you include women too. Everybody knows that.” “She said: “That’s what you think.”

11 Framing - Political “My experience Does allow me to understand how difficult it is to put women’s issues at the forefront if you want to be taken seriously as a major player. I waited until I was taken seriously and then used my prestige and clout to turn to women’s issues. That may have been the right strategy; but I am still sorry it took me so long”

12 Framing - Structural “Twenty undergraduate focus groups were drawn…graduate and professional students were studied…we held another 6 focus groups for alumnae…even trustees were surveyed” Keohane displayed multiple frames What effect does Keohane’s reframing have, especially concerning gender issues?

13 Ethical Thought Models Heavily Influenced by a Rights Approach  Lists concrete rights women should have Does the rest of society believe women have the same rights? How do we close the disparity? Secondary Ethic Models  Fairness  Common Good  Virtue

14 Reactions and Questions The Gender Ideal  Positively contributing to personhood but no limiting. Do men need to be studied as well?  How can we best confront negative male stereotypes? Should Keohane have initiated her steering committee earlier?  Characteristics of the institution?  Ethics vs. tradition


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