The Pandemic is Not Gender Neutral

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

The Shadow Pandemic: Why Domestic Violence Rates Have Increased Because of the Coronavirus

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

Punishment and Profiling Against Women of Color

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?[1] 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

Ditch the Pink

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

Women Will Save the World from Climate Change

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

#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