China experienced vast change during the Maoist era, economically and socially. However, under Mao, one of the most significant changes that occurred was the transformation of feminism and the decline of binary genders. Among the major characteristics of gender relations during this period was that Chinese state feminism collapsed the boundary between the public and … Continue reading As a Communist Country that Adopted State Feminism, China has a Particular Trajectory of Feminism.
Womanism: “Having or expressing a belief in or respect for women and their talents and abilities beyond the boundaries of race and class; exhibiting feminism that is inclusive especially of Black American Culture.” The term “womanism” was first used in 1983 by a poet who sought to include her fellow women of color in the … Continue reading Womanism: The Potential of Feminism Further Explored
February 2019 Period Taboos: The Deadly Truth January 2019 Reconsider Retouching: How Photoshop Hurts Girls Doctor’s Who Don’t Listen: The Gaslighting Epidemic of Women Rebirth and Transplantation: Women as Givers of Life December 2018 “The Chosen Ones”: Reflecting About Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking Through Movies The Internet: Creating a Safe Space November 2018 Above … Continue reading Archives
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
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?
The President of My Childhood As a young 3rd grader, our teacher gave a box of crayons with an assignment to draw the president of the United States. On my manila paper, I automatically drew a smiling man with a black suit holding an American flag, standing behind a podium giving a speech. This stick … Continue reading Sexual Violence and Politics: 2016 Election
Perspective Change: While at Beijing+20, I realized the area of feminism that I am most passionate about is gender-based violence. Violence against women in all spheres of life should be eradicated. One of the best ways to bring about change is through awareness and education. When people are aware of the consequences of violence and … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Hailey
The conversation is not new. On one end of the spectrum, women in the United States are overweight, obese, and unhealthy in depressingly high numbers (latest estimates say 64% of U.S. women are at least overweight, and 36% are obese (1)). On the other end are eating disorders and an obsession with extreme thinness and … Continue reading Why I Dislike the Positive Body Image Movement
I was converted to feminism my junior year of high school. Before that I believed it was an unnecessary movement of the 1960’s and 70’s. My mother gave me a copy of Betty Friedan’s, The Feminine Mystique. I remember being surprised when I looked up the publication date and realized that a feminist book written … Continue reading Feminist Rhetoric
Is the US military gendered? In theory, no. But looking at the military in practice, a resounding YES. Legally, there are no restrictions to women who wish to serve in the military and they are supposed to be treated as equals to their male comrades. However, women only make up about 15 percent of the … Continue reading Analyzing the US military from a Gendered Perspective