sexism http://michiganradio.org en Sexism addressed at Michigan Tech http://michiganradio.org/post/sexism-addressed-michigan-tech <p>In response to what they call palpable hostitlity toward women, a group of students at Michigan Technological University has been publishing a newspaper called&nbsp;<em>Beyond the Glass Ceiling.&nbsp;</em></p><p>We wondered what this says about the campus culture and attitudes toward women at the campus in Houghton in the Upper Peninsula, and what those who write in&nbsp;<em>Beyond the Glass Ceiling&nbsp;</em>are trying to say to fellow students, faculty, and school administrators.</p><p>Katie Snyder, a PhD candidate in rhetoric and technical communication at Michigan Tech, joins us today.</p><p></p><p></p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:07:54 +0000 Stateside Staff 16579 at http://michiganradio.org Sexism addressed at Michigan Tech Michigan State Senator Gretchen Whitmer says sexism is rampant at the State Capitol http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-senator-gretchen-whitmer-says-sexism-rampant-state-capitol <p>Michigan State Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East&nbsp;Lansing) <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20120109/OPINION05/201090303/Guest-commentary-Blatant-sexism-overtakes-respect-and-decency-in-state-Legislature?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Opinion">wrote an op-ed piece that appeared in today&#39;s Detroit Free Press</a>. She writes that Senator Rick Jones&#39; (R-Grand Ledge) comparison of a prominent female public relations professional to a &quot;hooker&quot; is one of many incidents of sexism that she&#39;s witnessed in Lansing.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 22:05:18 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 5709 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan State Senator Gretchen Whitmer says sexism is rampant at the State Capitol UM surgeon resigns from post after controversial editorial http://michiganradio.org/post/um-surgeon-resigns-post-after-controversial-editorial <p>Dr. Lazar Greenfield, an emeritus professor of surgery at the University of Michigan, resigned as president-elect of the <a href="http://www.facs.org/">American College of Surgeons</a> (ACS) after writing a controversial editorial in a February issue of&nbsp; <em>Surgery News.</em> Greenfield also served as the lead editor for ACS&#39; content in the publication - a post he has also resigned.</p><p>The editorial suggested that semen has a mood-enhancing effect on women. It concluded, &quot;so there&rsquo;s a deeper bond between men and women than St. Valentine would have suspected, and now we know there&rsquo;s a better gift for that day than chocolates.&quot;</p><p>The entire February issue of <em>Surgery News</em> was retracted by ACS after receiving complaints.</p><p>You can find Dr. Greenfield&#39;s editorial as originally posted on <a href="http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/forget-chocolate-on-valentines-day-try-semen-says-surgery-news-editor-retraction-resignation-follow/#comments">Retraction Watch</a>. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:39:43 +0000 Mark Brush 2113 at http://michiganradio.org