Re: Grist for the Mill

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Mon, 3 Apr 1995 18:16:01 -0400

I don't really like to sound as if I, a woman, am competing with African-
Americans for attention, but it is also true that women are far more
conscious of their gender identity than men. I make this comparison because
in my Anthropology of Women course, which I began to teach around l972,we
always discussed the similarities and differences between the social
status and roles of women and blacks, I taught a course in the graduate
school of CUNY on the linkages between racism and sexism, and with Diane
Lewis, a black anthropologist at UC Santa Cruz, taught the same course,
funded by the NEH, to college teachers.
By the way, Patsy, did you get my phone call about the notice in
the April AN, p.70, about getting in touch with you re "grant agencies
seeking senior anthropologists for review panels, as well as colleges
and universities conducting job searches requesting listings of
anthropologists for targeted mailings"? Ruby Rohrlich