Sex/Ed: International Conference Brings Together Perspectives from U.S., India, and More
Candid photo of three people talking on a panel at Sex_Ed Conference
WCW partnered with colleagues at the Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) at Ashoka University to jointly host the Sex/Ed conference, an international gathering in New Delhi, India, in November 2017. Sex/Ed was the first event to formally showcase the collaboration between WCW and Ashoka's CSGS as well as the first-ever conference in India that explicitly brought together issues of sex and education.

Over two days, academics, activists, artists, and performers from the U.S., India, and elsewhere painted a vivid picture of the intricate issues surrounding sex and education as well as the relationship between the two. 
Linda Williams_ Ph.D._ during an interview with Chronicle.
A Researcher's Perspective on Workplace Sexual Harassment

Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., senior research scientist and director of the Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative at WCW, recently sat down with Chronicle, the nation's longest-running locally produced magazine television show, to discuss the rising public and industry responses to workplace sexual harassment. 

Featured during a special broadcast that coincided with the Massachusetts Conference for Women, Williams stressed the importance of remembering that workplace sexual harassment happens to all sorts of women and men, no matter their race, age, socio-economic status, or any other factor. 

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Why We Need More Diverse Dolls

Stores are selling more diverse dolls this holiday season, but there is still a need for dolls with different skin tones, eye shapes, and hair textures. Why? 

Because research shows that doll representation matters, says LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, Ph.D. 
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Marriage and the Gender Pay Gap

College-educated men and women start out with similar salaries, but by age 45 college-educated men earn about 55 percent more than similarly educated women. Research from economist Sari Kerr, Ph.D., reveals that marriage plays a role in driving this wage gap.

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