The Experiences of Romani Women and Girls

Romani women, who are part of a group that is already extremely disadvantaged in Europe, experience even more discrimination than their male counterparts. Roma people are historically and currently ostracized from the broader societies across Europe. The Roma arrived in Europe in the middle ages and were called the “untouchables” mainly due to their nomadic … Continue reading The Experiences of Romani Women and Girls

Controversial Cloth: The Struggle of Muslim Women in Europe

The struggle of Muslim women in Europe is a lengthy one that can be traced back to 2003. This was the year that Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled that, constitutionally, teachers can wear the burka, but stated that regional governments would be the ones to ultimately decide. Shortly after this declaration, half of Germany’s states … Continue reading Controversial Cloth: The Struggle of Muslim Women in Europe

Women, Life, Freedom

Over the last month, the world has watched Iranian women, primarily between 16 and 17-years old, remove their headscarves, put on ponytails, and stand in front of police and military officers belonging to one of the most brutal and oppressive regimes in the world. The killing of a 22-year-old woman who was arrested by the morality police … Continue reading Women, Life, Freedom

Throwback Thursday: 10/06/22

WAIST TRAINERS AND THE CONTROVERSIAL REVIVAL OF THE CORSET Original Post: 01/25/2021 Beauty practices around the world rise and fall as time goes, each one meaning something different for women. The fall of corsets led to girdles, and then to Spanx; now, “waist trainers” are being promoted by popular celebrities across social media, leading to a … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: 10/06/22

The Hidden Impact of Depp v. Heard and overturning Roe v. Wade on Victims of Abuse

At a local nonprofit called Families to Freedom, a domestic violence hotline advocate receives calls from women seeking emergency shelter or long-term safety planning. The advocate talks a victim through an intake process to determine what kind of services are the best fit for each victim by asking questions such as—  “Are you in a … Continue reading The Hidden Impact of Depp v. Heard and overturning Roe v. Wade on Victims of Abuse

THE OVERSEXUALIZATION OF BREASTFEEDING

Why do women have breasts? Are they used as a means of sexual gratification for male arousal? No, they are not. As mammals, the true purpose of breasts is to feed babies, as breast milk is often an infant’s main source of nutrition. As reported by Renee Kam, “The true biological importance of women’s breasts … Continue reading THE OVERSEXUALIZATION OF BREASTFEEDING

THE UNITED KINGDOM’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PANDEMIC

The United Kingdom (UK) is said to be one of the most developed states in the world and is a member of the G-7, the largest economies in the world. With its glorious historical monuments and its respect for the monarchical system, one would think that the concept of ‘respect’ and ‘discipline’ would exist in … Continue reading THE UNITED KINGDOM’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PANDEMIC

Greg Abbott’s “Top Priority” Forgotten

As graduation steadily draws nearer, I have reflected on my time in Texas. Not surprisingly, as a student of public policy, this reflection includes the political shenanigans I have been witness to in the last two years. One episode that many seem to have been forgotten is Governor Greg Abbott’s promise to “eliminate rape.”[1] To … Continue reading Greg Abbott’s “Top Priority” Forgotten