Will Women Return to the Office?

July 05, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated lockdowns have spawned a lot of changes in workplace norms. As it turns out, these norms have had both positive effects and unintended consequences concerning things like remote work and how it impacts employees. While there has been some room for...

Bill Cosby Is Free: Is It Perversion of Justice or Divine Providence?
July 01, 2021

Bill Cosby Is Free: Is It Perversion of Justice or Divine Providence?

Will Transgender Athletes Bring the End of Women’s Sport as We Know It?
June 29, 2021

Will Transgender Athletes Bring the End of Women’s Sport as We Know It?

What Lies Behind Turkey’s Withdrawal From the Istanbul Convention?
April 06, 2021

What Lies Behind Turkey’s Withdrawal From the Istanbul Convention?

Violence Against Women in Mexico Rises

Violence Against Women in Mexico Rises

March 09, 2021

Home is not a safe space for many women around the world and coronavirus-era quarantines and lockdowns have increased the risk of gender-based violence. In Mexico, statistics reflect this reality and women additionally face the rising risk of becoming targets amid violent drug crime and the...

Addressing the Fragile Limits of Female Autonomy

Addressing the Fragile Limits of Female Autonomy

January 27, 2021

On October 22, 2020, the United States co-sponsored a Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family. However, despite its name, this declaration states that “in no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning.” While it doesn’t...

Angela Merkel: A Retrospective

Angela Merkel: A Retrospective

January 21, 2021

Americans like to rate their presidents. In fact, presidential rankings have become something of a cottage industry in political science, ever since the eminent Harvard historian Arthur Schlesinger Sr. started the tradition in the late 1940s. In Germany, we don’t do that, at least not in a...

What Makes Women Such Easy Targets for Violence?

What Makes Women Such Easy Targets for Violence?

December 11, 2020

Last year, a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated that of the 87,000 women who were intentionally killed in 2017 around the world, more than half — 50,000 — were murdered by intimate partners or family members, mostly in their homes. According to official...

Amidst the Pandemic, Central and Eastern Europe Witnesses an Erosion of Democracy

Amidst the Pandemic, Central and Eastern Europe Witnesses an Erosion of Democracy

December 10, 2020

Nearly a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on people’s lives, countries’ economies and health care around the world are becoming clearer. In some Central and Eastern European countries, however, this pandemic has had repercussions in another crucial area: democracy....

Around the World, Femicide Is on the Rise

Around the World, Femicide Is on the Rise

December 07, 2020

The remains of Pinar Gültekin were found in the woodlands in Turkey’s Mugla province on July 21. The 27-year-old economics student was strangled to death in a fit of rage by her ex-boyfriend, who then burned her body. One of many tragic and preventable deaths, Gültekin’s murder sparked...

Women Become Collateral Damage in COVID-19 Pandemic

Women Become Collateral Damage in COVID-19 Pandemic

December 01, 2020

Mao Zedong once stated that “Women hold up half the sky.” This has been particularly true over the past months with COVID-19 wreaking havoc across the globe. In fact, it is legitimate to claim that during the pandemic, women have held up significantly more than their share of the sky. Anyone...

Talking About FGM: How a Novel Made Me Braver

Talking About FGM: How a Novel Made Me Braver

November 20, 2020

For an entire year before my novel’s publication date, I braced myself. I’ve never felt this way about a new novel’s birth. But “Seven” — about Sharifa, a 40-year-old woman who returns to India on a marriage-saving trip to research a revered ancestor — was different. Folded into...

Mexico’s Cuts to Services Put Women at Risk

Mexico’s Cuts to Services Put Women at Risk

November 16, 2020

Despite incidents of gender-based violence spiraling in Mexico since the introduction of COVID-19 lockdown measures in April 2020, the Mexican government slashed funding to women’s services in August as part of an emergency decree that redirected money to programs it deemed a...

Why Does God Allow Miscarriage?

Why Does God Allow Miscarriage?

November 13, 2020

The Senate hearings on Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to the Supreme Court did not sit well with American feminists. An ultra-conservative judge belonging to an ultra-conservative Catholic faith group vehemently opposed to abortion and anything gay was hardly a candidate one would expect...

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