Virginity Testing: Women as Guardians of Virtue and Honor

Show me a culture that does not understand or teach consent and I’ll show you many cultures that absolve men of accountability, murder women in the name of honor, violate young girls, and exacerbate trauma. Across borders and state lines, cultures and languages, a common, shared experience of being a woman is violation of consent.  … Continue reading Virginity Testing: Women as Guardians of Virtue and Honor

Recap: 2018 Texas Symposium on Women, Peace, and Security

On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Bush School of Government and Public Service hosted the 4th Annual Texas Symposium on Women, Peace, and Security: Implementing the Vision of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017. The symposium was started by Dr. Valerie Hudson, the head of the Women, Peace, and Security program at the … Continue reading Recap: 2018 Texas Symposium on Women, Peace, and Security

Gender Quotas — by LKB

You’ve probably heard the term “gender quota” if you’ve done any sort of research about women who hold political office worldwide. This is a term that seems fairly obvious, but actually encompasses a wide variety of systems in implementation. The use of gender quotas has taken more heat in recent years, and it is being … Continue reading Gender Quotas — by LKB

Inequality of Women in Education — by HJ

I grew up in a home where education was extremely important.  In Elementary School when I took interest in math, my parents and teachers encouraged me to continue with this interest.  I never felt discouraged from studying math or science. It wasn’t until college when I realized that not all girls grow up that way. … Continue reading Inequality of Women in Education — by HJ