Soldiers & Survivors in the Military Injustice System

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

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Reporting from a gender perspective

The original post, written in Spanish, can be found here: https://womanstatslatina.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/informando-con-perspectiva-de-genero/ This English translation was graciously provided by the author, JSMV.  Schools of journalism around the globe are full of women, as are the related jobs. Nevertheless, the masculine presence and power prevail in editors’ rooms and executive boards; the same dynamics are also present … Continue reading Reporting from a gender perspective

Women, War & Peace II

If you are unfamiliar with the PBS documentary series Women, War & Peace, we invite you to learn more about this excellent source of insight and information at their website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/ This series tells the previously untold “stories of women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.” The second part of … Continue reading Women, War & Peace II

Does Fair Trade Work for Women?

If you walk into any hipster coffee shop today, you are likely to see the shop proudly promoting their coffee as “Fair Trade Certified”. Recently, ethical consumerism in general, and Fair Trade in particular, have become principal causes for many social justice warriors. The idea behind Fair Trade is that buyers in rich nations pay … Continue reading Does Fair Trade Work for Women?

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

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

The original post, in Spanish, can be found here: https://womanstatslatina.wordpress.com/2019/03/02/rompiendo-barrera-los-triunfos-de-las-mujeres-en-las-elecciones-de-medio-termino-de-estados-unidos/  This English translation was graciously provided by the author, JVMS.  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 … Continue reading Above the Glass Splinters