Social Studies Research and Practice
Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 2010
SOCIAL JUSTICE ~ Bending the Golden Rule
Lois McFadyen Christensen
University of Alabama at Birmingham
It has been 34 years since the passage of Title IX. Yet, women in academia are still underpaid and underrepresented in the full professor ranks nationwide. Why is this still an operative convention? Identities, roles, and perceptions leave some wondering if the old male guard isn’t still guarding.
Key Words: academia, equity, Title IX, gender conventions, womens’ salary inequity in academe, womens’ scholarship