Friday, March 22, 2013

Gender, economics, Rochester, etc.

What's so sad is that there is excellent and growing work by economists on gender, gendered power, family, reproduction, and discrimination going on. Not all economists work on gender related issues, of course, but I didn't think until tonight that you'd have a professional economist working counter to them by musing that he struggles to think of why rapists can't "benefit" from an unconsious woman that doesn't know the difference.

Landsburg is at Rochester, which is especially a shame given the city's pride of place in the women's rights movement and Susan B. Anthony's work in particular. The University of Rochester is home to the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies. Of course Seneca Falls isn't too far away either - the Women's Rights Convention in 1848 was held there precisely because of the strong support for women's rights in the region.

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