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"Must-reads" from 2019

December 19, 2019

 

It's been quite a year, and the GEMM Steering Committee has been right there with you.

Below are some of our “must-reads” and "must-listens" from the past few months.

 

Goodbye, 2019! 

 

A non-authoritative guide to getting the job of your dreams

This article inspired me to keep reaching for my dream job, even if that meant creating the dream within my current position.

--Ashley Ross

 

TIME magazine's "The Next 100 Most Influential People”

This new list TIME's editor-in-chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal writes, "...spotlights 100 rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, science, health and more." For GEMM, some of the inspiring people to watch are Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, age 29, who is supporting sexual assault survivors in her native Nigeria; computer scientist Joy Buolamwini, 29, who's highlighting the bias of algorithms that foster a range of discrimination; and Amanda Nguyen, 28, the founder of Rise, a nonprofit that helps legally empower victims of sexual assault. Take a read -- the future is in capable and caring good hands.

--Anne Ackerson

 

The Quirk of Collecting That Skews Museum Specimens Male

This piece from the Atlantic stood out to me in that it revealed gender bias in collecting beyond art and history institutions. This is something I had not thought much about. This biased practice directly impacts our understanding of our world and how it works. 

--Heidi Lung

 

I chose this article, too! The patriarchy is everywhere. Stay alert.

--Marieke Van Damme

 

Money, Ethics, Art: Can Museums Police Themselves?

This article discusses some salient changes in the museum field this past year in terms of its function as an agora for protest and gathering as well as its funding entities and who is privileged to sit on their boards. 

--Diana Murphy

 

BS Jobs and In the Heat of the Moment

NPR's Shankar Vedantum speaks my love language.

--Joan Baldwin

 

Throwing Shade

I love this podcast. Each week Erin and Bryan talk about current womxn’s issues and LGBTQIA+ issues in the news in a way that is actually hilarious. I’m able to stay up-to-date about current events without wanting to die. I can’t recommend them enough!

--Natasha Ransom

 

Women at Work 

This is my go to podcast because they cover such a range of important topics on "the workplace, and women’s place in it." They often bring in a diverse range of folks to talk to each theme, plus every episode has a resource list and discussion guide. In May 2019 they covered No Partner, No Kids, No Problem which featured writer Shani Silver on her experience with the career pros and cons, and then Tracy Dumas, a professor at Ohio State University, on research-backed advice for responding to bias and unrealistic expectations. This episode helped me think about folks in our field because it discusses important considerations for our field -- workload, expectations, and bias.

--Scarlet Hoey

 

Parenting and Labor in the Art World: A Call to Arms 

In May 2019,  Michelle Millar Fisher wrote this article which highlighted Curator Nikki Columbus’s claim of gender, pregnancy, and caregiver discrimination at MoMA PS1 (settled in her favor, April 2019). Using the discrimination lawsuit Millar Fisher discusses museums, motherhood, family leave, labor and much more. The article is filled with helpful resources and thought provoking advice. 

--Scarlet Hoey

 

Emma Watson launches a free legal-advice hotline for women in the workplace

6 Signs Your Corporate Culture Is a Liability

Two quick and worthy reads about workplace culture

--Andrea Crivello

 



 

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