Class and Gender

program date: 
Mon, 08/17/2009

This episode examines the issues of class and gender from some different perspectives.  In 2009, have women acheived equality?  In 2008, Hillary Clinton was a candidate for President of the United States and Sarah Palin was a VP nominee.  Numbers of women CEO's of major corporations are increasing.  Nancy Pelosi serves as the Speaker of the House in Congress and just recently, Sonia Sotomayor was appointed to the U.S. Supreme court.

Women may have come a long way, but have women arrived in all segments of our society?  Where are we as a society?

Hosts Laura Calvo and Rebecca Nay were joined in the studio by Camille Hopkins - a transgender activist who transitioned on the job in Buffalo; Kathryn Firestone - the executive director of Emerge Oregon; Joelle Davis - Tualatin City council and Emerge alumnus.  On the phone we were joined by Professor Joan Acker, the founding director of the Center of Women in Society at the University of Oregon.

 

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