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AASWOMEN Newsletter for June 26, 2015

26 Jun 2015, 13:25 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for June 26, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of June 26, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Beginnings of the Women's Rights Movement2. Funding diversity efforts3. Confronting My Own Racism4. What are Microaggressions?5. One Scientist's Approach to the Imposter Syndrome6. Job Opportunities7. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter9. Access to Past Issues1. Beginnings of the Women's Rights MovementFrom: Neil Gehrels via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com The history of the women's rights movement in the US is interesting and I will have a couple of blogs on this topic. You my have heard of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention which is often listed as the first significant event in the feminist movement in the US. Here is what led up to the meeting and what came to pass there. I believe there were two key developments in the mid-1800's that led to Seneca Falls, namely the abolitionist movement and steady pressure from the Quakers. The Quakers, or Religious Society of Friends, were founded in the 1600's in England and had a fundamental belief in the dignity of all people. They were persecuted ...

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