A Series of Unfortunate Marriage Practices

In January, Netflix released its televised adaption of the hit children’s books A Series of Unfortunate Events. As an avid fan of the books, I eagerly watched the entire show in just a couple of days. The story begins with orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire going to live with their evil guardian Count Olaf … Continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Marriage Practices

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On Women and the Academy Awards Infographic

The last time a film won Best Picture with an actress nominated for Best Actress (not Best Supporting Actress) was 2005 with Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby. The majority of films nominated for Best Picture mostly tell stories about men and for men. This disproportionate representation is not new to anyone interested in feminism … Continue reading On Women and the Academy Awards Infographic

The America We Are and the America We Want to Be

It’s Wednesday morning, November 9th at around 11:30 am, and I’m sitting on my couch still in my pajamas, with puffy, red, tear-filled eyes. I’m exhausted and sad and deflated and confused. My eyes are at a level of red and puffy you get after hearing the faint sound of the flute start to play … Continue reading The America We Are and the America We Want to Be

Star Wars: Changing Definitions of Manhood

I want to preface this blog post with an admission that this is for WomanStats, and this blog post will contain no hard data. But, as you can see in our codebook, we do collect data about definitions of manhood & womanhood (DMW-PRACTICE-1) & media (WAM-PRACTICE-1) so that is my justification for this blogpost: The … Continue reading Star Wars: Changing Definitions of Manhood

Leading to Beijing +20: 12 Critical Areas of Concern — by RDM

The Beijing+20 platform for action has 12 critical areas of concern: women and the environment, women in power and decision-making, the girl child, women and the economy, women and poverty, violence against women, human rights of women, education and training of women, institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women, women and health, women and the … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: 12 Critical Areas of Concern — by RDM

Leading to Beijing +20: Equal Opportunities for Women — by RMS

Today we are conscious of injustices against women and realize that reformation needs to take place. The question that I struggle with is why are injustices so apparent, yet so difficult to eradicate?  I find it astounding that still in 2015 “women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, produce 50 percent of the food, … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Equal Opportunities for Women — by RMS