On WNYC's "It's a Free Country," Barnard Center for Research on Women director Janet Jakobsen discusses Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as a feminist leader during an important moment for women in politics. From the article:
“When she talks about being a working mom, I think it plays in two directions,” said Janet Jakobsen, the director of the Center for Research on Women at Barnard College. “It enables her to confirm certain people’s expectations of femininity, and at the same time, she then talks about that as a women’s issue that is crucially important for women all across the United States.”
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Prof. Jakobsen's research interests include religion, gender, and sexuality in American public life; social movements and feminist alliance politics; feminist and queer ethics; and global issues of economics and violence.