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Review for Feminists Against Academic Discrimination Inc, Brewster, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

"Sex discrimination in tenure decisions is not just unfair; it also has
repercussions in the workplace and in society in general. Universities
and colleges have been powerful cultural institutions in western culture since medieval times. Today, the college degree has become the standard credential used by employers to screen applicants for most better-paying jobs. Tenured faculty control curriculum and grading and, in so doing, play a central role in determining this credential. As teachers and mentors, professors help shape the intellect and social conscience of their students and, hence, of our society. Offering students a faculty as diverse as the world they live in and ensuring the fairness of the promotion process is thus of tremendous importance." (

Filing a complaint of sex discrimination for denial of tenure and litigating that case are not easy tasks. A plaintiff must have capable and committed counsel, compelling facts, emotional strength, and a will of steel. Feminists Against Academic Discrimination (F.A.A.D.) helps women faculty, especially those associated with women's studies programs and departments, who are subjected to different types of academic discrimination, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of sex/gender, race/ethnicity, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

Please support F.A.A.D. Provide assistance to women faculty who experience academic discrimination by making a tax deductible donation . To make a donation, please send an e-mail to In sisterhood, THANK YOU!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing monies and support provided to women faculty who have been harmed by gender discrimination.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to support a fund-raising professional to help it increase its donations so more women could be aided by its work.

Role:  Volunteer & I am a member of the Legal and Oversight Committees.