Global Pandemic Exposes Gender Inequality

Jul 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic lays bare a global crisis of gender inequality. While women have achieved considerable success in their fight for equality, they continue to face violence, discrimination and exclusion globally. Women are now disproportionately bearing the costs of the pandemic, surfacing...

How Will COVID-19 Shape Our Society?
Jun 26, 2020

How Will COVID-19 Shape Our Society?

It’s Time for #MeToo to Address Structural Racism
Jun 17, 2020

It’s Time for #MeToo to Address Structural Racism

Where Is Mohammed bin Salman Taking the Saudi Kingdom?
Jun 10, 2020

Where Is Mohammed bin Salman Taking the Saudi Kingdom?

How the Radical Right Is Appropriating Feminism

How the Radical Right Is Appropriating Feminism

Jun 04, 2020

In the United States, common narratives circulated by the radical right and right-wing extremists about the coronavirus pandemic include racist, anti-Asian stories of the virus’ origination, xenophobic calls to close all borders as well as “liberation” protests that argue that government...

COVID-19 Casts a Shadow Over Swedish Exceptionalism

COVID-19 Casts a Shadow Over Swedish Exceptionalism

May 21, 2020

Sweden has dealt with the global COVID-19 pandemic very differently from the other Nordic countries. All but Sweden are led by women. The female prime ministers in Denmark, Norway and Finland closed down their countries in the middle of March and have dealt with the pandemic in an open, inclusive...

Abuse in Lockdown: Gender Violence in the Philippines

Abuse in Lockdown: Gender Violence in the Philippines

May 20, 2020

On April 6, it was reported that the Commission on Human Rights was calling for stronger measures to tackle the increased rates of domestic violence incidents in the Philippines due to the lockdown measures that were implemented on March 16. The quarantine is worsening the problem of...

Keeping the #MeToo Movement Relevant During the Pandemic

Keeping the #MeToo Movement Relevant During the Pandemic

May 08, 2020

On February 24, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree. On Wednesday, March 11, he was sentenced to 23 years in prison. On Thursday, March 19, California issued a "stay at home" order, the first statewide measure in the United...

How to Fight Domestic Violence During a Global Pandemic

How to Fight Domestic Violence During a Global Pandemic

Apr 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent restrictions on movement have led to unprecedented lockdowns in countries across the world, leaving people with no choice but to remain at home. While for some this means days of ensuing boredom and lethargy, for vulnerable stakeholders, lockdown measures...

Martha Nussbaum’s Magnificent Opus, a Critique

Martha Nussbaum’s Magnificent Opus, a Critique

Mar 13, 2020

The philosopher Martha Nussbaum has a prodigious output and, indeed, it takes a prodigious effort to keep up with it. No sooner had I completed reading the latest trio of her books than a new one was signaled,  many of the recent works being based on her delivery of prestigious guest lectures...

#MeToo: Power, Let’s Talk About It

#MeToo: Power, Let’s Talk About It

Feb 27, 2020

This is a story I have been sitting on for over a year, trying to get it right. It is a story about womanhood, immigration, my remarkably uneventful experience of dating R. Kelly, and the intersection between the American pop culture and the #MeToo movement. Let me start by saying that it took...

Iran Faces Yet Another Undemocratic Election

Iran Faces Yet Another Undemocratic Election

Feb 20, 2020

On February 21, yet another nominal election will take place in Iran, coming on the heels of widespread protests in over 100 cities at the end of last year. It was the third time that the Iranian government faced protests in the last decade and the biggest since the Islamic Revolution of...

In India, Women Entrepreneurs Are Still Outliers

In India, Women Entrepreneurs Are Still Outliers

Feb 11, 2020

On the Index of Women Entrepreneurs, India ranks 52 out of 57 countries. In the Indian start-up scene, it’s rare to see a woman directing an enterprise. Bhavna Anand Sharma, founder of Cureveda, a dietary supplements company, is one of the few Indian women leading the charge in revolutionizing...

When Women Hate Women

When Women Hate Women

Jan 31, 2020

It’s about time to have a new #MeToo movement — one that gives voice to all those women who have been bullied, denigrated, dismissed and humiliated by other women, particularly women in a position of power. This might sound bizarre. After all, the myriads of documents produced by...

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