The Importance of Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

While I was in college, one of my entrepreneurship professors gave each student a face-down article and told us to read it. Once we flipped it over, we realized that the article was about funding NEXTGEN JANE, a women’s healthcare company that sold tampon products. The room was shocked to silence about a male professor … Continue reading The Importance of Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

Doctrine vs. Culture: Sources of Sexism in Islam

In 2008, an eighteen-year-old Pakistani woman was gang raped by three men. Despite DNA evidence identifying the men as guilty, they were not convicted.  How could this happen? What could possibly justify this injustice? As I continued reading an article on this report, I was mortified to learn that it was doctrine from the victim’s … Continue reading Doctrine vs. Culture: Sources of Sexism in Islam

Cultural Misconceptions and the Fight Against Honor Killings

In July, Ahlem was murdered by her father outside her family home in Amman, Jordan.  Witnesses saw her run into the street, bleeding from the neck and screaming, followed quickly by her father.  He then threw a concrete brick at her head, killing her instantly.  Witnesses claim that the woman’s father then sat by her … Continue reading Cultural Misconceptions and the Fight Against Honor Killings

Disparities in Female Access to Sports

Cheering crowds and matching uniforms, Friday night lights and rain drenched fields, cleats and knee pads, balls and rackets: these are all stereotypical elements of sports that some women will not experience. The gender gap in sports, although shrinking, continues to endure due to a variety of causes, including religion, laws, and the sexualization of … Continue reading Disparities in Female Access to Sports

Cybersecurity Needs More Women

What do you think of when you think of October? Most likely it's candy, monsters, ghosts, and haunted houses. But what about cyber awareness? In 2004, the Department of Homeland Security designated October as “National Cyber Security Awareness Month” in an attempt to encourage Americans to protect themselves and their identities online.[1] And, while perhaps … Continue reading Cybersecurity Needs More Women

Closing the “Boyfriend Loophole”: Bipartisan Solutions to Renewing the Violence Against Women Act

Most of us know someone that has been a victim of domestic violence. Statistically, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced and reported violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.[1] One of the key pieces of legislation that addresses domestic violence is the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which has … Continue reading Closing the “Boyfriend Loophole”: Bipartisan Solutions to Renewing the Violence Against Women Act

A Tribute to Justice Ginsburg, and A Recognition of the Legal Barriers That Remain

On September 18, 2020, the day Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed, The New York Times published an article announcing her death with a tribute to her life and work, including this quote: “Her late-life rock stardom could not remotely have been predicted in June 1993, when President Bill Clinton nominated the soft-spoken, 60-year-old … Continue reading A Tribute to Justice Ginsburg, and A Recognition of the Legal Barriers That Remain

The Death of Black Mothers in the U.S.

 As the infection and death counts roll in on my newsfeed, an ever-increasing clamor demands the American public confront the fact that in this pandemic, racial minorities are hospitalized at 4-5 times the rate of white America.[1] Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be. This story repeats itself across a multitude of public health issues in … Continue reading The Death of Black Mothers in the U.S.

#SayHerName: The Invisibilization of Black Women in the Media Coverage of BLM

Kathryn Hahn-Madole is a Freelance Data Analyst with undergraduate degrees in Latin American Studies and Business Management from Tulane University and a post-graduate certification in Gender, Migration, and Human Rights from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is entering a MSc program in Social and Economic Data Science at the University of Konstanz in the … Continue reading #SayHerName: The Invisibilization of Black Women in the Media Coverage of BLM