#MeTooDoesNOTStartWithYou

In days after J-Lo and Shakira’s Superbowl Halftime performance, my social media feeds were littered with wide-ranging reactions to the women’s performance.  I was heartened by many of the responses (see my recommended reading list at the end of this piece). Others infuriated me.  One commentator wrote:  “Jennifer, you shared your talented daughter with the … Continue reading #MeTooDoesNOTStartWithYou

4 Things I Want My Daughter to Know

One of the most fun (and least scary) parts of preparing for my daughter’s upcoming birth has been designing her nursery. I’ve always loved the outdoors, and so I’ve fully embraced the “woodland nursery” fad! I was recently perusing Pinterest for woodland nursery ideas when I came across a little sign so adorable that I … Continue reading 4 Things I Want My Daughter to Know

Women’s Rights Are the Key to National Security

In an official document released in July of this year, the U.S. Government announced that it will now work to incorporate gender perspectives in its implementation of national security policies and strategy.[1] The Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Agency for International Development will head the new Women, Peace, … Continue reading Women’s Rights Are the Key to National Security

How Gender Norms Affect Women Running for Office

We live in an era where more women are entering the workforce, yet there are still inequitable ratios of women to men in some arenas. The United States government, for example, has been male dominated since its establishment over 230 years ago. Of course, women have always participated in government and politics, but not at … Continue reading How Gender Norms Affect Women Running for Office

Why We Should Still Care About the Equal Rights Amendment

*Disclaimer: I am writing this blog post as an individual, and the views expressed within do not represent the official position of the WomanStats Project. The WomanStats Project does not take an official position on this issue. Here’s a sobering statistic: 80 percent of people in the US incorrectly believe that the Constitution already guarantees … Continue reading Why We Should Still Care About the Equal Rights Amendment

Let’s Talk About Money: Gender Differences in Personal Finance

Money is probably not anyone’s favorite topic of conversation. Discussing your personal finances has been relegated to a discussion only to be had with a select few: perhaps your parents, a significant other, or a financial advisor. In the United States, it is typically considered “taboo” to ask others, even close friends, how much they … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Money: Gender Differences in Personal Finance