What do you think of when you think of October? Most likely it's candy, monsters, ghosts, and haunted houses. But what about cyber awareness? In 2004, the Department of Homeland Security designated October as “National Cyber Security Awareness Month” in an attempt to encourage Americans to protect themselves and their identities online. And, while perhaps … Continue reading Cybersecurity Needs More Women
Most of us know someone that has been a victim of domestic violence. Statistically, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced and reported violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes. One of the key pieces of legislation that addresses domestic violence is the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which has … Continue reading Closing the “Boyfriend Loophole”: Bipartisan Solutions to Renewing the Violence Against Women Act
On September 18, 2020, the day Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed, The New York Times published an article announcing her death with a tribute to her life and work, including this quote: “Her late-life rock stardom could not remotely have been predicted in June 1993, when President Bill Clinton nominated the soft-spoken, 60-year-old … Continue reading A Tribute to Justice Ginsburg, and A Recognition of the Legal Barriers That Remain
One of my greatest loves in life is reading. It turns out that I (as a woman) am not alone in this passion. According to data by YouGov, women were more likely than men to read 11 or more books per year, while men were more likely than women to read 1–10 books per year. … Continue reading Sexism in the Writing and Publishing Industries
As the infection and death counts roll in on my newsfeed, an ever-increasing clamor demands the American public confront the fact that in this pandemic, racial minorities are hospitalized at 4-5 times the rate of white America. Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be. This story repeats itself across a multitude of public health issues in … Continue reading The Death of Black Mothers in the U.S.
Kathryn Hahn-Madole is a Freelance Data Analyst with undergraduate degrees in Latin American Studies and Business Management from Tulane University and a post-graduate certification in Gender, Migration, and Human Rights from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is entering a MSc program in Social and Economic Data Science at the University of Konstanz in the … Continue reading #SayHerName: The Invisibilization of Black Women in the Media Coverage of BLM
Heather Hogan is a British performer who was chosen as a guest feature from the WomanStats Project's open call for blog post submissions. You may follow her on Instagram at @hevhogan. “Hey!” Starts the conversation on Facebook messenger. It’s quite a sprightly, optimistic start. “So we’ve got an amazing opportunity for you. Just the best! … Continue reading Pose for Me: Staying Safe as a Performer Working Online During Quarantine
"In certain states, underaged marriage becomes particularly problematic because it’s inescapable—in some states, children cannot file for divorce, get legal advice, or seek help at women’s shelters because of issues insuring minors. This means that in some cases, girls are getting married before they are old enough to be able to petition for divorce or safely leave abusive relationships, leaving them trapped."
We are currently living something most of us would have never imagined, as we are witnessing the Coronavirus pandemic. Social distancing is one of the most effective strategies to fight against the virus, but it has serious effects on different dynamics and issues. Many countries, like Colombia, made this social distancing mandatory in order to … Continue reading The Pandemic is Not Gender Neutral
In the midst of a global pandemic caused by the coronavirus, countries have called for social distancing and self-isolation. While this is the best option to keep others healthy and safe from the virus, there are still negative gendered implications. In this time of being considerate of each other’s health and protecting one another, it’s … Continue reading The Shadow Pandemic: Why Domestic Violence Rates Have Increased Because of the Coronavirus