The Hidden Impact of Depp v. Heard and overturning Roe v. Wade on Victims of Abuse

At a local nonprofit called Families to Freedom, a domestic violence hotline advocate receives calls from women seeking emergency shelter or long-term safety planning. The advocate talks a victim through an intake process to determine what kind of services are the best fit for each victim by asking questions such as—  “Are you in a … Continue reading The Hidden Impact of Depp v. Heard and overturning Roe v. Wade on Victims of Abuse

Tribal Indian Women Voicing Change

It was July 2018 when I moved to the Jharkhand state of India, having very little to no idea about the tribal culture and traditions. The Chhota Nagpur Plateau is the home to Munda Tribe, a tribe that is culturally rich, diverse, and also patriarchal. It’s a society where women, who work in fields throughout … Continue reading Tribal Indian Women Voicing Change

THE OVERSEXUALIZATION OF BREASTFEEDING

Why do women have breasts? Are they used as a means of sexual gratification for male arousal? No, they are not. As mammals, the true purpose of breasts is to feed babies, as breast milk is often an infant’s main source of nutrition. As reported by Renee Kam, “The true biological importance of women’s breasts … Continue reading THE OVERSEXUALIZATION OF BREASTFEEDING

THE UNITED KINGDOM’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PANDEMIC

The United Kingdom (UK) is said to be one of the most developed states in the world and is a member of the G-7, the largest economies in the world. With its glorious historical monuments and its respect for the monarchical system, one would think that the concept of ‘respect’ and ‘discipline’ would exist in … Continue reading THE UNITED KINGDOM’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PANDEMIC

Greg Abbott’s “Top Priority” Forgotten

As graduation steadily draws nearer, I have reflected on my time in Texas. Not surprisingly, as a student of public policy, this reflection includes the political shenanigans I have been witness to in the last two years. One episode that many seem to have been forgotten is Governor Greg Abbott’s promise to “eliminate rape.”[1] To … Continue reading Greg Abbott’s “Top Priority” Forgotten

The STEM of Stereotypes

Gender stereotypes have often insisted that women don’t belong in STEM fields. Starting in grade school, many girls are told that because of their gender, they lack the natural talent or ability to be successful in such careers. These incorrect assumptions and myriad others undermine the contributions that women have made in the past, and … Continue reading The STEM of Stereotypes

Indigenous People’s Month, 2021: Practicing solidarity for my missing and murdered Indigenous sisters

The Role of Public Service in Protecting Indigenous People November is Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month, and this year (2021), is the first year the celebration comes after President Biden formally recognized Indigenous People’s Day, October 11th, as a federal holiday– an alternative to the controversial Christopher Columbus Day. As I, a student at the Bush … Continue reading Indigenous People’s Month, 2021: Practicing solidarity for my missing and murdered Indigenous sisters

Missing White Woman Syndrome

Gabby Petito. Elizabeth Smart. Amber Hagerman. Diana Quer. Grace Milane. Sarah Everard. Chances are you will recognize one of these names. Lauren Cho. Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman. Ashley Loring Heavyrunner. Manuela Chavero. Evelyn Hernandez. Alexis Patterson. Chances are you will not recognize any of these names. Why? There is a phenomenon which occurs in … Continue reading Missing White Woman Syndrome