Sexual Harassment in France

I recently returned from a 2-month stay in Toulouse, France in a last-ditch effort to improve my lackluster ability to speak French. I passed two men as I walked home one evening in July. I could see from the corner of my eye that they quickly checked me out and deemed me worthy of a … Continue reading Sexual Harassment in France

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Planned Parenthood: Giving more to society than controversy

Women are peculiarly vulnerable when it comes to personal health and healthcare, facing the potential for breast, ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers as well as the common maladies (heart disease, diabetes, etc) the male portion of the population shares with us. Living in a first-world country such as the United States of America provides a … Continue reading Planned Parenthood: Giving more to society than controversy

Leading to Beijing +20: Women in Politics — by AMG

This past weekend, I attended the “Elect Her: Campus Women Win” program hosted by Texas A&M, which is designed to get women involved in politics. The daylong event, a collaborate effort between Running Start and the American Association of University Women (AAUW), encourages college age women to run for student government and future political office, … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Women in Politics — by AMG

Focusing on the Heart — by GMK

February is National Heart Month, which means there is no better time to discuss the unique health-related challenges women face, particularly when it comes to women’s heart health. Heart disease is a major health problem for women and is one of the medical problems where it is important to know how it impacts men and … Continue reading Focusing on the Heart — by GMK

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

Women, Death, and Inheritance — by RMH

Let’s talk about what happens when people die. By which I mean, what happens to MONEY when people die. I don’t mean to trivialize death, or grief – I’ve experienced my share of both. But today I want to deal with inheritance – the practical matter of who gets the money (or the land, or … Continue reading Women, Death, and Inheritance — by RMH

Leading to Beijing +20: Equal Opportunities for Women in China — by BLH

The obstacles standing against women’s equal access to economic resources are numerous.  As nations all over the world embrace the spirt of the Beijing Conference; examining new methods that increase equal opportunities for women. I feel that in light of this positive progress.  I wish to explore how China, the conference’s host nation, has improved … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Equal Opportunities for Women in China — by BLH