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Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession (March 2016) - Previous Revision

Fall 2012 Update

The CCCC Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession put together a sense of the house motion on reproductive rights that passed at the annual CCCC 2012 business meeting. This motion was created partially in response to the backlash that law student Sandra Fluke experienced when she spoke out about the need for health care coverage for birth control.

Mission and Charges of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession

The CSWP advocates for issues of concern to women in the profession--contingency in the labor force, examining the specificity of the material conditions that impact the working lives of women teaching in rhetoric and composition, and promotion of feminist scholarship. To those ends, we have sponsored panels at the Annual Convention, co-sponsored the All-day Wednesday Feminist Workshop, and organized SIG sessions to discuss topics of concern and to mentor other women in the field. Our efforts have focused primarily on providing a feminist presence and clearinghouse of ideas of concern to women's lives in the profession at the Annual Meeting.

Charge 1:  Review the history of CCCC, with respect to its activities on behalf of women, for purposes of historical recording what activities were undertaken, and what they contributed to CCCC and to its women members.

Charge 2:  Share the historical record in appropriate venues, including the CCCC MemberWeb.

Charge 3: Identify feminist concerns and continuing woman-gender specific concerns that should be brought to the attention of the members for reasons of scholarship and/or action; to recommend appropriate actions to the CCCC Officers and EC.


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