Re: Any suggestions?

Elizabeth Homer (
Mon, 06 Apr 1998 22:34:34 -0500

On the Michigan State University campus they have a huge "Take Our
Daughters to Work Day" sponsored by the Women's Center. It's mainly
female, but there are fathers who bring their daughters (I would guess
about 10%) and there are some brothers that attend (I would guess
about 3%.) This is how they have respond to criticisms that you
anticipate - by opening it to males.
I have presented programs at "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" so I
guess I'm not radically opposed to them, but I really have never
encouraged them. I would prefer that parents took their children to
work and that they made their statement about equality for women in
the workplace through that opportunity. But it is strange how gender
equity plays out in the hands of the general public and the Andy
approach seems to have caught on. IT offers those who participate a
way to show where they stand.
By the way, I'm new to this list and I love it.
Liz Homer

> Greetings to all. As the Gender Equity Coordinator for two community
> colleges, I have run into some resistance in trying to organize a "Take
> Our Daughters to Work Day" on one of my campuses (the other is very
> receptive and runs this program every year). I have been asked to come
> to a meeting on Monday, consisting of a mysterious group of
> administrators who have "concerns" about hosting this day on campus.
> I am looking for advice from those of you who may have encountered this
> before. I am preparing as best I can, but I know that I will have to be
> careful if I want to be able to go forward. Any ideas?
> Thanks -
> Rachel DeMotts
> Gender Equity Coordinator

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