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

At the Intersection of Racism & Sexism: The Murders and Disappearances of Indigenous Women

The months of October and November in Canada and the United States are focused on turkeys, feasts, black Friday, and celebrations with family— months full of gratitude for all that we have. “The First Thanksgiving” in what is now the United States occurred in 1621 with 53 pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians, and it was … Continue reading At the Intersection of Racism & Sexism: The Murders and Disappearances of Indigenous Women

Women and International Relations: WomanStats’ Participation at the VI Congress of RedIntercol

From the 2ndto the 4thof October, I had the opportunity to participate and represent the WomanStats Project in RedIntercol’s sixth Congress along with Professor Maria Catalina Monroy (one of WomanStats’co-principal investigators). RedIntercol is the Colombian network of International Relations, and its Congress is an opportunity to learn from other academics’– both teachers and students – … Continue reading Women and International Relations: WomanStats’ Participation at the VI Congress of RedIntercol