In September of 2017, the video of Henry Musoma, a professor at Texas A&M University, holding a student’s baby during a lecture went viral. The student, Ashton Robinson, was unable to find childcare for her son and asked Dr. Musoma if she could meet with him another day to catch up on the material she … Continue reading College and Universities Are Failing Their Student Mothers
Recent horrifying reports of battered women and their families from Central America seeking asylum in the U.S. have generated a mix of compassion, confusion, and concern. As a recent New York Times profile points out: “Here in Guatemala, the homicide rate for women is more than three times the global average. In El Salvador, it … Continue reading Fleeing Femicide: The Case for Gender-Based Asylum
Every year, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) of the United States Department of Defense (DOD) publishes a report on sexual assault within the military. During my summer internship with the nonprofit Protect Our Defenders, I searched through the report for relevant statistics (including the statistic showing that while the estimated prevalence rate … Continue reading Soldiers & Survivors in the Military Injustice System
On July 7th, the U.S. Women's Soccer team won the world cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands. The stands not only cheered for their victory but for equal pay, a battle the U.S. Women's team has been fighting over the last few years. The players on the Women’s team started their legal fight … Continue reading Soccer and Sexism
Most of us have heard of the glass ceiling, the invisible but real barrier that stops qualified individuals from reaching certain levels of advancement due to prejudice or bias. However, there is another phenomenon that many have not heard of, the glass cliff. I was introduced to this phrase during an interview of Christine Lagarde, … Continue reading The Danger Beyond the Glass Ceiling
On the recently passed 75th anniversary of D-Day, people everywhere honored those who sacrificed so much to assist in bringing about the end of a terrible war. World War II (WWII) was a defining event for most nations moving into the 20th and even the 21st century. One of the key changes in WWII, particularly … Continue reading Honoring the Women of WWII: Their Legacy of Bravery and Service
This post was submitted directly to the WomanStats Blog by the original author and published with her permission. The content was taken from a paper originally written for Dr. Rose McDermott’s "Women and War" course taught at Brown University. In 1995, the 4th World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, called for all countries to … Continue reading Are Women in Government an Accurate Representation of Equality?