Womanism: The Potential of Feminism Further Explored

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.”[1]            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

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Breaking Barriers: Women Win Big in U.S. Midterm Election

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

Above the Glass Splinters

Juliana Salazar has broken the glass ceiling. Now she is teaching us that “the sky is the limit”. Incredibly passionate for sports and quality journalism: that is Juliana Salazar Meza. A sports journalist for Caracol Radio, she is considered one of the more prominent correspondents in Colombia. She graduated from Universidad de Manizales after studying … Continue reading Above the Glass Splinters

Camptowns and Prostitution: Why Men Shouldn’t Need a Sexual Release

The mayor of Osaka, Japan threatened in December 2017 to cut ties with Osaka’s sister city of San Francisco, California. Why? Because of one statue depicting three comfort women.[1],[2] The term “comfort women” refers to the women—South Korean, Chinese, Filipino and others—enslaved and raped by the Japanese army around the time of second world war. … Continue reading Camptowns and Prostitution: Why Men Shouldn’t Need a Sexual Release

The Cultural Conundrum of Sexuality in Thailand

During her time as Thailand’s first female Minister of Tourism and Sports (2014-2017), Ms. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul was extremely vocal about the need to end sex tourism in the country. Her desire was to see “Thailand be about quality tourism” without the seedy draw of the sex-trade [1]. Recently, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed similar … Continue reading The Cultural Conundrum of Sexuality in Thailand

The Hard-won Path to Success for Female Nigerian Athletes

Four Nigerian women made history this month in PyeongChang. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga became the first-ever Olympic bobsled team from the entire continent of Africa. Simidele Adeagbo became the first female skeleton athlete to compete for Nigeria. But their success is more representative of their individual national pride than it is of … Continue reading The Hard-won Path to Success for Female Nigerian Athletes

Working as a Woman in National Security

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