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
What names come to mind when you think of victims of police brutality? Do you think of Rodney King, a Black man who was violently beaten by LAPD officers in 1991? Or do you think of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old young Black man who in 2012 was shot and killed by a police officer in … Continue reading Punishment and Profiling Against Women of Color
Pink razors, gendered earplugs, and tape “for her”. Gendered marketing is becoming a growing trend as manufacturers are beginning to discover the “niche market” of women. What this trend typically amounts to is a product that is similar to the “male” counterparts - but painted pink or purple! When BIC released their “Cristal for Her” … Continue reading Ditch the Pink
Climate change is an incredibly complex issue and presents enormous environmental, political, and developmental challenges to the entire world. Cooperation and collaboration across governments, international institutions, and the private sector has proven difficult but is necessary to save the planet. The issue has received increased attention in recent years, particularly with the signing of the … Continue reading Women Will Save the World from Climate Change
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