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Ignite DC #4

Lynette Long, Ph.D.

DC Through a Woman's Eyes

Washington DC is a city full of national symbols and symbolism, but the vast majority of these symbols are male. Of the one hundred statues in National Statuary Hall, only nine honor women. There are over 100 statues on our city's streets, but only a handful honor women and only one memorial acknowledges the achievements of women. There are no women on our nation's paper currency and few women on our stamps. It's almost impossible to think of a street in Washington named after a woman. What impact does this biased view of American history and this subtle but insidious form of sexism have on half the population? Take a tour of our nation's capitol through the eyes of a woman.

About Lynette Long, Ph.D.:

Dr. Long is the President of Equal Visibility Everywhere and the author of twenty books, including numerous psychological titles and fourteen math books. She is best known for The Handbook for Latchkey Children and Their Working Parents, which she co-authored with her former husband. Dr. Long has also published extensively in trade and professional journals and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, including The Today Show, CBS Morning News, The Phil Donahue Show and Geraldo. Dr. Long hosted her own call-in radio show for Armed Forces Network, One-on-One with Dr. Lynette Long, where she answered questions of a psychological nature.

Dr. Long has spent her entire career fighting for women’s issues. She has conducted extensive research into numerous topics, including but not limited to: sexism in children’s television programming, the impact of toy selection on vocational choice, gender bias in U.S. stamps, and the sex-based achievement gap in mathematics.

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