It is the start of a new year. I am reenergized, filled with hope, and excited for the uncertainty of the year ahead. I have several new goals for 2017 in a year that is sure to be full of change. I will move to a new place and start a new job this year, … Continue reading It’s 2017, so get up and do something to empower women!
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one of the most beloved world leaders today. During an interview with the Huffington Post at the 2016 NATO summit, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev attributed Canada’s increased “new government” to Trudeau’s leadership. “I love him. I admire him. He is a wonderful young leader of this planet. He’s an exceptional … Continue reading Trudeaun’t Deny Women Their Rights
With an expansive media industry and the largest economy in the world, the United States of America is undoubtedly a powerful country. American freedoms and opportunities attract people from all over the world to immigrate in search of the American dream. This dream may become a reality for some, but women may face more challenges … Continue reading Women in Politics: The Low Levels of Lady Leaders
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
Men and women are considered to have different strengths when it comes to politics—women make better compromisers while men take more risks. The problem is that we don’t see many women represented in political positions, particularly in positions where the woman has to be appointed. Over the summer I lived in Taiwan during the inauguration … Continue reading Political Gender Gap under Female Presidents: Taiwan
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
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