Asian Women’s Lives Matter! Rus Ervin Funk March 20, 2021 The news has been full of attention here lately about the rise in anti-Asian violence and harassment that has been perpetrated in the US in recent months. Some reports indicate as much as a 150% increase in reported anti-Asian violence and harassment since the pandemic began. On March…
Gender matters in how we think about ourSelves and how we interact with each other; gender matters in public policy, how budgets are formed, how our organizations are structured, even how cities are designed and buildings built; and gender matters in our advocacy and activism. Gender matters in all that we do, and in all aspects of our lives. And yet, we, particularly as men, rarely pay attention to gender and the influence that gender, gender expectations and gender norms have on our thinking, behavior and interactions; and the social-cultural-political context in which we live.
Here we focus on how political, social and cultural factors are both influenced by gender, and impact on gender. We’ll also reflect on how race, sexuality, class and other factors are also influenced and impacted by these ranges of issues.