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Men of Merit

The KU Men of Merit Poster recognizes the KU men who redefine masculinity by challenging norms, taking action, and leading by example while making outstanding achievements and contributions to KU and/or the Lawrence community. Click on the images below to view previous posters. Want to nominate a man of merit? Fill out the 2014-2015 Men of Merit Application. Applications are due November 3rd.


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We hope you'll join us this Friday for March's First Friday conversation! Bring your lunch, and be a part of the discussion in the Governor's Room! See you there!
50 Shades of Grey - Yay or Nay?
This controversial film, based on a trilogy of novels, was released last month. Some critics have described the book as misogynistic, pornographic, exploitative, sexually violent and romanticizing a character that routinely ignores safe words and the subtle sexual nuances of the protagonist flat-out saying “no” in the novel, and the film glorifies abusive behavior and sexual violence. Yet the film broke records and made millions of dollars in its opening weekend, and the books have been translated in 50 languages and sold over 100 million copies; with many people saying they loved the film adaptation. Many women have expressed feeling free to express their sexuality as a result. What do you think? Have you seen the movie or read the books? Come join this month's First Friday conversation with the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, GaDuGi SafeCenter, Students United for Reproductive and Gender Equity at KU and KU Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity about this cultural phenomenon.

RT @LJWorld : Today in Lawrence: Primaries for City Commission, school board candidates today. Get out and vote! http://t.co/gqT4Vt6u1i

Did You Know..
  • Only 26% of all Distinguished Professors at KU are women
  • Of the 165 members of the Kansas legislature only 39 are women, the lowest since 1988
  • Only 2 of the 14 Kansas Court of Appeals Judges are women
  • 30% of single mothers in Kansas live below the poverty level

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