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UWO Women’s Center

Campus Center for Equity & Diversity
717 W. Irving Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-0963
womenscenter@uwosh.edu


Spring 2021 Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Workplace Experiences Survey

This survey is confidential and participation is voluntary. The results will be used by the Gender Equity Council for future initiatives and will be shared in coordination with the Gender Equity Council Leadership Workshop to be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020. 

  • Fond du lac Campus
    • February 17, 12:40-1:40 p.m., Room AE-136
  • Fox Cities Campus
    • February 19, 12:40-1:40 p.m., Room 1130
  • Oshkosh Campus
    • January 22, 1:30-2:30, Women’s Center
    • January 30, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Pollock House Living Room
    • February 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Sage 1402 (College of Business Library)
Reading the book in advance of the discussion will be helpful but is not essential. All discussions will cover the same questions. While you are welcome to attend more than one discussion, attendance at multiple sessions is not necessary.
 
Those who read the book and attend one of the discussions will be eligible for Titan Ally Workshop Series InFocus credit.
 
The book will be available for purchase this week at University Books & More or can be ordered online in paperback, hard cover, electronic, or audiobook format. Polk Library also has a copy of the book.
 
About the book: 
Day in, day out, women anticipate and manage the needs of others. In relationships, we initiate the hard conversations. At home, we shoulder the mental load required to keep our households running. At work, we moderate our tone, explaining patiently and speaking softly. In the world, we step gingerly to keep ourselves safe. We do this largely invisible, draining work whether we want to or not—and we never clock out. No wonder women everywhere are overtaxed, exhausted, and simply fed up.
 
In her ultra-viral article “Women Aren’t Nags—We’re Just Fed Up,” shared by millions of readers, Gemma Hartley gave much-needed voice to the frustration and anger experienced by countless women. Now, in Fed Up, Hartley expands outward from the everyday frustrations of performing thankless emotional labor to illuminate how the expectation to do this work in all arenas—private and public—fuels gender inequality, limits our opportunities, steals our time, and adversely affects the quality of our lives.
 
More than just name the problem, though, Hartley teases apart the cultural messaging that has led us here and asks how we can shift the load. Rejecting easy solutions that don’t ultimately move the needle, Hartley offers a nuanced, insightful guide to striking real balance, for true partnership in every aspect of our lives. Reframing emotional labor not as a problem to be overcome, but as a genderless virtue men and women can all learn to channel in our quest to make a better, more egalitarian world, Fed Up is surprising, intelligent, and empathetic essential reading for every woman who has had enough with feeling fed up.