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
The United States Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the nation’s highest court amid multiple sexual assault allegations has left many American women feeling uncertain about their legal security. President Donald Trump’s verbal attacks against women’s rights have caused anxiety for women from the executive branch as well. The concern is that these men’s … Continue reading Breaking Barriers: Women Win Big in U.S. Midterm Election
Considering the pending* results of the presidential election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro has a high level of support from a significant proportion of the population in Brazil. This support has been obvious since the first round of voting, when he obtained 46.3% of the votes over Fernando Haddad, his main opponent; Haddad received only 28.8% … Continue reading Political Glass Ceiling: Women in Brazil
There is only one parliament in the world where women outnumber men—and it’s in Africa. Women make up 64 percent of the Rwandan parliament (LBHO-DATA-1). To put that in perspective, Sweden’s parliament is 44 percent women, and the United States’ national legislature is 19 percent women.  The path to gender parity in Rwanda was … Continue reading Women in Rwanda: The Truth about Gender Equality
Henry Kissinger. Colin Powell. Brent Scowcroft. These are names closely associated with the U.S. national security field. There are extraordinary women included in this list – such as Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice – that have their contributions to national security sometimes overlooked because they are women. Although women have made incredible strides in the … Continue reading Working as a Woman in National Security
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