In Egypt, the Me Too Movement Is Falling Short

Nov 18, 2019

In October 2017, Tarana Burke’s 2006 "me too" movement was revived by a simple tweet from actress Alyssa Milano. A year later, the hashtag had been tweeted over 19 million times by women around the world. There is no question that the #MeToo campaign mobilized and united women across the globe....

Why Does Transphobia Still Exist?
Nov 13, 2019

Why Does Transphobia Still Exist?

A Beacon of Light for India’s Survivors of Domestic Violence
Nov 08, 2019

A Beacon of Light for India's Survivors of Domestic Violence

Incels: The New Politics of Indifference
Nov 07, 2019

Incels: The New Politics of Indifference

Is Transphobia Becoming the Bitterest Bigotry in Modern Society?

Is Transphobia Becoming the Bitterest Bigotry in Modern Society?

“A biological male claiming to be a transgender woman, won the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles over the weekend.” That’s how the alt-right news website Breitbart greeted Rachel McKinnon’s victory last October. Since then McKinnon, a Canadian track cyclist...

Structurally Irrelevant? The Future of Men in the Digital Economy

Structurally Irrelevant? The Future of Men in the Digital Economy

Oct 07, 2019

A recent article in The Atlantic addressed a new and emerging trend — the “sex recession.” Apparently, or so serious studies suggest, youngsters today have less sex than previous generations. This trend is not confined to the United States. Researchers in Britain, Finland, Australia, the...

What Happens When We Ban Abortion?

What Happens When We Ban Abortion?

Sep 25, 2019

The battle over women’s reproductive rights in the United States is not new. Since the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, the lines have been drawn between pro-choice and pro-life advocates. These positions have been entrenched in US politics for decades, but have taken a sharp...

Understanding Digital Hate Culture

Understanding Digital Hate Culture

Aug 14, 2019

Online radical-right extremist groups exhibit a massive range of ideological stances and approaches, which vary from country to country. These include the affirmed political stances of alt-right groups, the social movement-like practices of groups like Generation Identity, and the violent,...

Saudi Arabia Eases Male Guardianship System

Saudi Arabia Eases Male Guardianship System

Aug 02, 2019

It comes as welcome news that authorities in Saudi Arabia have taken important steps toward dismantling the repressive male guardianship system, which treats women in the country as minors. Women will no longer require permission from a male guardian to travel abroad and can apply for a...

Romance Novels Are a Weapon Against Misogyny

Romance Novels Are a Weapon Against Misogyny

Jul 26, 2019

Contemporary romance novels are big business, and they empower women in a number of ways. In the United States alone, romance novels account for about one third of the fiction market, about the same as mystery and fantasies combined. The vast majority of romance writers are women, and so are their...

Trust Your Children If You Want Them To Be Successful

Trust Your Children If You Want Them To Be Successful

Esther Wojcicki is widely known as the mastermind behind Palo Alto High School’s successful media arts program, which has produced alumni like the actor James Franco. A fact hidden from the public eye is that Wojcicki is also a successful mother of three incredible women: Anne Wojcicki, founder...

The Dismal State of #MeToo in India

The Dismal State of #MeToo in India

Jun 17, 2019

A dismissed case of sexual harassment in Bollywood shows just how behind India is in its journey toward gender equality. The past days have seen a whirlwind of accusations and emotions surrounding the #MeToo movement in India that are truly representative of the abysmal state of women’s...

US Move on Reproductive Rights Sets Dangerous Precedent

US Move on Reproductive Rights Sets Dangerous Precedent

Jun 14, 2019

Earlier this year, the Trump administration cut funding to the Organization for American States for protecting reproductive rights. While America’s attention has turned to the restrictive abortion bans across numerous states, the Trump administration has continued its relentless attacks on...

Helping India’s Rural Youth Unlock Their Potential

Helping India’s Rural Youth Unlock Their Potential

In 2012, Ashweetha Shetty left a remote village in Tamil Nadu to join the Young India Fellowship, a one-year post-graduate diploma program at Ashoka University in the northern Indian state of Haryana. Shetty was the first among her family members to finish college, breaking many social barriers to...

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