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Pioneer Post Volume 11, Number 5

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Date Issued:
1972-03-30
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This Pioneer Post (also known as Pioneer Press) edition contains many articles about student life, local performances, and sports scores. Articles of interest include "Women Graduates from IRJC'S Police Academy". A woman named Fonda Doane, despite the author's emphasis on her feminine qualities, becomes the first woman to graduate from IRCC Policy Academy dominated by men. In spite of her being an outlier in class, she enjoyed it with some embarrassing moments and dirty jokes. In 1972, only 2% of all police officers and sheriffs across America were females. Female police officers in the 1970s experienced gender stereotypes and sexual harassment. There were some who battled hard to earn their respect which shined a light upon them to encourage more women to become officers. In 1973, a woman named Fonda Doane became the first woman to graduate from IRJC Police Academy despite the stereotypes and sexist comments. With her and other brave police officers being an example, hopefully, more will pursue this career soon. Now the percentage of females in the force is 13% which is not a drastic boost, but it is improving.Summary written by Malik Girondin, in Dr. Carrigan's AMH 2020 H2SL (Honors/Service Learning).
Title: Pioneer Post Volume 11, Number 5.
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Name(s): Indian River State College
Type of Resource: text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 1972-03-30
Publisher: Indian River State College
Place of Publication: Fort Pierce, Florida
Extent: 8''x 11'' Newsletter
Language(s): English
Summary: This Pioneer Post (also known as Pioneer Press) edition contains many articles about student life, local performances, and sports scores. Articles of interest include "Women Graduates from IRJC'S Police Academy". A woman named Fonda Doane, despite the author's emphasis on her feminine qualities, becomes the first woman to graduate from IRCC Policy Academy dominated by men. In spite of her being an outlier in class, she enjoyed it with some embarrassing moments and dirty jokes. In 1972, only 2% of all police officers and sheriffs across America were females. Female police officers in the 1970s experienced gender stereotypes and sexual harassment. There were some who battled hard to earn their respect which shined a light upon them to encourage more women to become officers. In 1973, a woman named Fonda Doane became the first woman to graduate from IRJC Police Academy despite the stereotypes and sexist comments. With her and other brave police officers being an example, hopefully, more will pursue this career soon. Now the percentage of females in the force is 13% which is not a drastic boost, but it is improving.Summary written by Malik Girondin, in Dr. Carrigan's AMH 2020 H2SL (Honors/Service Learning).
Identifier: irsc_c_pp_0006 (IID)
Subject(s): Student newspapers and periodicals -- Community colleges -- Saint Lucie County (Fla.)
Held by: Indian River State College Archives
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Use and Reproduction: Owned by Indian River State College
Host Institution: IRSC