Gates, Women’s Studies Consortium speak out against budget
Prof. Alison Gates, chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies program, is UW-Green Bay’s official representative to the UW System’s statewide Women’s Studies Consortium. She is one of 17 campus and System leaders to sign a public statement critical of Gov. Walker’s budget-repair bill. They say the proposals are problematic on many levels for women and minorities. Among their arguments: The bill’s provisions would greatly affect public unions in fields that are 80 to 90 percent female (nursing, K-8 teaching) while largely bypassing male-dominated fields (police and fire). The piece is posted at the consortium’s blogsite.