Gender Series: Men and Education

Sep 01, 2014

By Ciarah Cox, NCCJ Contributor​

When children start school, everything seems to be on an equal playing field. Both boys and girls are equally successful in the classroom and equally excited about school and learning. However, this love of learning and appreciation for school declines as children get older and is especially prevalent among young boys. But why?


Gender Series: Women and Education

Aug 25, 2014

By Sydney Levin-Epstein, NCCJ Contributor​

M·R·S de·gree emäˈres dəˌgrē/ (Noun)

1. A marriage as a result of attending a 4-year university with the soul purpose of getting married and consequently not completing college.
2. The attending of college, usually a 4-year university of moderate to high prestige, to get married to avoid independence or responsibility.

It doesn’t matter if you pass your finals, as long as your future husband is acing his.


Gender Roles Affect Everyone: New Blog Series

Aug 04, 2014

By M’Liss DeWald, NCCJ Youth Program Specialist 

Gender is a complicated word that has very real impacts in our society. Due to its complexities, we here at the NCCJ will break it down little by little, first focusing on gender roles and the affect they have on everyone. This is not to say that by understanding gender roles you understand all the intricacies of gender and its societal impacts – however it is a launching point.


A Night at the Oscars: Systems of Representation, and Their Failure for the Rest of Us

Mar 04, 2014

By Justin Kilian, NCCJ Intern

The Oscars – A pinnacle in America’s Hollywood culture. It’s a fine night! The best of the best, our living definitions of success and beauty are sculpted perfectly for the evening, hair just right, swathed in coveted designer couture, socially and cosmetically putting their best face forward. We love it. More than half the country tunes in for the Oscars every year in hopes of their favorite actor going home with the gold, usually over hors d’oeuvres and cocktail parties.