Women and Society

LGBTQ+ Women Who Made National History

LGBTQ+ Women Who Made National History In May 2019, the city of New York announced plans to honor LGBTQ+ activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera with a statue. The city of New York claimed the monument will be the “first permanent, public artwork recognizing transgender women in the world.” Johnson and Rivera were prominent figures in uprisings against 1969…

What Changed Since The NCAA Women’s Weight-Room Uproar?

What Changed Since The NCAA Women’s Weight-Room Uproar? By Maggie Ryan One of the biggest stories from the 2021 women’s NCAA basketball tournament began with a TikTok and might end — possibly, hopefully — with lasting change. You might remember Oregon Ducks forward Sedona Prince’s video, which exposed the stark differences in the weight roomsavailable to men (a full-size gym) and women (a…

Afghan Women’s Education vs. The Taliban

Afghan Women’s Education vs. The Taliban Afghans who want teen girls back in school have new allies: Taliban-affiliated clerics By Fazelminallah Qazizia and Diaa Hadid KABUL, Afghanistan – Girls have pretty much been unable to attend secondary school in Afghanistan since the Taliban took power nine months ago. Public protests – with demonstrators shouting “We are sick of captivity!” –…

The Fears AAPI Women Are Living With In The U.S.

The Fears AAPI Women Are Living With In The U.S. Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US spiked by 339% last year. And nearly 3 in 4 AAPI women have reported experiencing racism, discrimination, or both. Let that sink in. Earlier this year, the killings of Michelle Alyssa Go and Christina Yuna Lee in New York City left the AAPI community reeling. Go…