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Thursday

December 6, 2012 9:35 am

Public radio interviews Kane about her book ‘The Gender Trap’

Public radio interviews Kane about her book ‘The Gender Trap’

Customs like pink for girls and blue for boys are not necessarily benign choices, says Bates sociologist Emily Kane.

Friday

August 27, 2010 10:45 am

The Sixty Percent Solution

The myth is that nearly two-thirds of Bates alums marry fellow alums. The truth is different — but no less…

Sunday

March 1, 2009 11:23 am

What boys want: perspectives on gender differences

If you’ve been paying attention to education news, you know that boys are falling behind academically. You’ve heard they are lagging in reading and writing, graduating from high school at lower rates than girls, and filling fewer seats in college classrooms.

Tuesday

February 24, 2009 1:38 pm

The Arm Rest: Gendered Territory?

So, moral of the story: Men, close your legs and keep your elbows in check. Women, don’t feel afraid to take what’s yours and when all else fails and you’re in the aisle seat, feign sleep. I know the arm rest isn’t big but in the interest of gender equality, let’s compromise.

Tuesday

May 13, 2008 10:08 am

1980 — The Iran Hostage Crisis

Feb. 13, 1980, was Day 102 of the hostage crisis in Tehran, Iran. But for globetrotting freelance journalist William Worthy ’42, it was just another day in just another post-revolution country.