Today’s Women: CANCELLED

Thursday

1:10 PM – 2:50 PM

9/14, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9

Through class discussions, we cover a variety of topics pertaining to women (and men).  Starting with a brief historical overview, we journey through issues for today’s women, the media portrayal of women, the obsession of appearance, older women (and men) living in an ageist society and a look towards the future.  Readings are articles from The New York Times and other sources.

Helen M. Garinger, PhD, began her career in the area of child development and public education, which provided her valuable insight over the course of her 20-year career teaching art to thousands of students.  She became a middle school counselor before her doctoral studies, then worked as a therapist counseling children, adolescents and their parents. For 13 years Dr. Garinger has taught graduate students who are training to become school and mental health counselors.

8 sessions starting Thursday, Sept. 14 at 1:10 PM

 

 

 

Syllabus:   Today’s women: Where are we going from here?

Helen M. Garinger, Ph.D.

 

Week 1: Historical perspective

  1. Main historical events
  2. Themes that were created
  3. Strides
  4. What about the men?

 

READINGS

The Seneca Falls Convention

The Sexual Politics of 2016 – David Brooks, March 29, 2016

Female Pilot Unit Gains Support in Congress for Right to Arlington Burials – Michael S. Schmidt, Feb. 27, 2016

Key Moments Since 1992, ‘The Year of the Woman’- Alix Strauss, April 2, 2017

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Gloria Steinem on the Unending Fight for Women’s Rights – Philip Galanes, Nov. 14, 2015

Showdown on Abortion at the Supreme Court – Editorial Board, Feb. 27, 2016

 

Week 2: Issues for today’s women (vs men)

  1. Sexism
  2. Power
  3. Money

READINGS

Because I Was a Girl, I Was Told … Mary Jo Murphy & Sona Patel, Nov. 12, 2016

Beer Ads That Portray Women as Empowered Consumers, Not Eye Candy – Zach Schonbrun, Jan 31, 2016

How Wall Street Bro Talk Keeps Women Down – Sam Polk July 7, 2016

In Sexual Harassment Cases, What Are We Settling For? Bryce Covert  April 10, 2017

Is Your Pastor Sexist? Julia Baird  APRIL 19, 2017

It’s Payback Time for Women Judith Shulevitz JAN. 8, 2016

Sexism in the Kitchen Jen Agg Oct. 19, 2015

Speaking While Female, and at a Disadvantage Marie Tessier @Suffragist Oct. 27, 2016

When women win, men win too- Nicholas Kristof July 30, 2016

 

Week 3 & 4: Media and the portrayal of women (vs men)

  1. Pink
  2. Raising young girls
  3. Mean girls
  4. Media

READINGS

Chapter from Cinderella Ate my Daughter- Peggy Ornstein

Yes, I’m Fat. It’s O.K. I Said It. Sarai Walker Feb. 6, 2016

When Can Women Stop Trying to Look Perfect? Jennifer Weiner Jan. 8, 2016

The Thin Gene – Pagan Kennedy,  Nov. 25, 2016

Hair, Makeup and business deals – Brooks Barnes March 5, 2016

Attention, Teenagers: Nobody Really Looks Like That – Perri Klass, M.D. , Aug 1, 2016

 The New Yorker, September 2, 2016 “Morgan,” “The Girls,” and the Beautiful Cyborg

       Jia Tolentino

What Does a Lifetime of Leers Do to Us? – Jessica Valenti June 4, 2016

 

Week 5: Older women vs older men

  1. Social implications
  2. Invisibility
  3. Fashion/Style
  4. Employment issues
  5. Ageist society

 

READINGS

Her Age? Glad You Asked – Katherine Rosman, Nov 25, 2016

Is It Time for Wonder Woman to Hang Up Her Bathing Suit? – Vanessa Friedman, Oct. 20, 2016

To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old – Pagan Kennedy April 7, 2017

An 80-Year-Old Model Reshapes China’s Views on Aging – Didi KirstenTatlow Nov. 3, 2016

Don’t Dress Your Age – Julia Baird Oct. 21, 2016

Of Retirement Age, but Remaining in the Work Force – Paula Span Aug. 1, 2016

Walk, Stretch or Dance? Dancing May Be Best for the Brain Gretchen Reynolds Mar. 29, 2017

 

Week 6 & 7: Role of today’s woman in other cultures and our society

  1. Millennials
  2. Baby boomers
  3. Generation Xers and Ys
  4. Similarities and differences? Education
  5. Other cultures
    1. How much freedom
    2. Education
    3. Employment
  6. Society’s expectations and limitations

READINGS

Review: ‘Moana,’ Brave Princess on a Voyage With a Chicken – A. O. SCOTT Nov. 22, 2016

Forging a Path for Women, Deep Into India’s Sacred Shrines – Geeta Anand April 29, 2016

Her Father Shot Her in the Head, as an ‘Honor Killing’ – Nicholas Kristof Jan. 30, 2016

‘I Live in a Lie’: Saudi Women Speak Up – Mona El-Naggar Oct. 28, 2016

In Saudi Arabia, Where Women’s Suffrage Is a New Idea – Carol Giacomo, Nov. 2, 2015

ISIS Women and Enforcers in Syria Recount Collaboration, Anguish and Escape – Azadeh Moaveni Nov. 21, 2015

Nadia Murad, Yazidi Woman Who Survived ISIS Captivity, Wins Human Rights Prize –Sewell Chan & Somini Sengupta Oct. 10, 2016

 

Week 8: Where can we go from here?

  1. Women in politics
  2. Why not a woman president?
  3. Change perceptions:
    1. Power
    2. Money
    3. Education
    4. STEM
    5. Training? Respect

 

READINGS

Since When Is Being a Woman a Liberal Cause? – Susan Chira Feb. 11, 2017 

Striving for Her Piece of the Pie – Susan Hartman May 7, 2016

The Problem for Women Is Not Winning. It’s Deciding to Run. – Claire Cain Miller @clairecm Oct. 25, 2016 

The Senate Bathroom Angle – Gail Collins, Dec. 22, 2016

Facilitator: Helen M. Garinger, PhD,

Helen M. Garinger, PhD, began her career in the area of child development and public education, which provided her valuable insight over the course of her 20-year career teaching art to thousands of students.  She became a middle school counselor before her doctoral studies, then worked as a therapist counseling children, adolescents and their parents. For 13 years Dr. Garinger has taught graduate students who are training to become school and mental health counselors.