*Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony*

Episode 105: Sexism and the Teaching Profession

Katie Grubbs, Kim Feldman, and Ilia Grubbs discuss the history of the feminization of teaching, as well as how sexism still impacts the profession today.

-Why we are doing this topic? What personal connection do we have to this issue?

-Explanation of the slighty different format of this episode

-How did teaching go from being all-male to becoming a feminized profession?
-What is the connection between teaching and early feminism?
-How does the feminization of the profession affect the profession today?

Relevant links:

Dana Goldstein Interview

MIT Article

Teachers’ Strike Article


Personal Experiences

Discussion of these and other questions/issues:

-Were any parts of the history of the feminization of the profession a surprise to you?

-When did you first experience sexism as a teacher? Is it a regular occurrence in your teaching life?

-Does the sexism you experience stem from students, other teachers, administrators, or the public? Or more than one of those?

-How have you pushed back against sexism in teaching? (Or how have you been silenced or prevented from doing so?)


Passing On

Katie: This Is How You Kill A Profession

Ilia: Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes

There Is No Teacher Shortage

Kim: The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession

Schoolteacher: A Sociological Study

Strong Girl Bong Soon



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