On July 7th, the U.S. Women's Soccer team won the world cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands. The stands not only cheered for their victory but for equal pay, a battle the U.S. Women's team has been fighting over the last few years. The players on the Women’s team started their legal fight … Continue reading Soccer and Sexism
Most of us have heard of the glass ceiling, the invisible but real barrier that stops qualified individuals from reaching certain levels of advancement due to prejudice or bias. However, there is another phenomenon that many have not heard of, the glass cliff. I was introduced to this phrase during an interview of Christine Lagarde, … Continue reading The Danger Beyond the Glass Ceiling
On the recently passed 75th anniversary of D-Day, people everywhere honored those who sacrificed so much to assist in bringing about the end of a terrible war. World War II (WWII) was a defining event for most nations moving into the 20th and even the 21st century. One of the key changes in WWII, particularly … Continue reading Honoring the Women of WWII: Their Legacy of Bravery and Service
This post was submitted directly to the WomanStats Blog by the original author and published with her permission. The content was taken from a paper originally written for Dr. Rose McDermott’s "Women and War" course taught at Brown University. In 1995, the 4th World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, called for all countries to … Continue reading Are Women in Government an Accurate Representation of Equality?
The process of finding and adding information to the WomanStats database provides researchers the opportunity to learn about many different topics that affect women’s security. Additionally, one becomes increasingly aware of the importance of collecting data in order to gain a greater understanding of any particular problem. Hence, when I discovered “Ni Una Más”, a … Continue reading Reflections on the Issue of Femicide: How Easy is it to Gather Information?
For the original article, reproduced below, please visit: http://justactions.org/campaign/motherhood-public-power-index-2019/ How many of the most powerful jobs in the US are held by women with children? When JustActions first asked this question four years ago there was no data and very little discussion of the issue. We launched the first Motherhood+Public Power Index to change the conversation. It … Continue reading MOTHERHOOD AND PUBLIC POWER IN THE UNITED STATES
Prostitution laws are currently under review in the Dutch parliament after a petition was signed by about 42,000 young people. These activists want to implement the Nordic model in the Netherlands which would criminalize buying sex. Currently, prostitution is legal in the Netherlands as long as it is between consenting adults. This movement, started by … Continue reading Half Way Between Criminalization and Legalization: The Nordic Model