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Crystal C.

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

Rating: 4 stars  

Throughout the nation, across institutions of varying sizes and purposes, and within as well as between academic disciplines, women faculty and staff endure subtle and not so subtle attacks to their professional selves. In an age when many do not remember why there was a women's movement and genuinely believe that women and men have an equal space in society, FAAD provides emotional support, validation, mentorship, and concrete strategies to help women survive, rebuild, regroup, and even thrive in the academy. As one who teaches about discrimination in higher education, I was glad to find an organization that contemporarily continues to support women in academe during times that can be some of the darkest in their professional lives.

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

The pragmatic knowledge of members for me was particularly enlightening as most of what I know is from the books, almost mythological like, because people in academe do not talk about these matters

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

I would like to see FAAD evolve and become more of a known commodity throughout academe. That will take an infusion of new scholars and activists using traditional and new communications outlets so that women professionals throughout academe can learn that they do not have to struggle alone. I love the mentoring and warmth of the senior women in the organization and believe they'd be great at coaching the next generation so that their work can continue on.

Role:  Volunteer & I've presented on panels w/ FAAD.