The Intersectionality of Breast Cancer

Introduction Approximately 1 out of 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Additionally, it is estimated by the American Cancer Society that in 2020, 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States–with about 42,170 fatalities. Most of us have heard, […]

A Reprehensible New Abortion Restriction Law Passes In Tennessee.

A New TN Pro-life Law On June 19th, Tennessee passed a new law that placed outrageous restrictions on people’s ability to access safe, legal abortions, becoming one of the latest states to do so. The bill is one of the latest ‘heartbeat bills’, mainly looking to ban all abortions after 6 weeks. The law reflects […]

Diversity Efforts In STEM Can Be Effective When Change Comes At All Angles

Introduction Many United States universities were traditionally institutions for white male students. Amidst the push for more underrepresented minority groups and women in STEM, the implementation of diversity and inclusion practices has drawn skepticism. In the article by Heather Mac Donald titled “How Identity Politics Is Harming the Sciences”, it is argued that diversity and […]

On Victim Blaming: How Bill Cosby is Just Another Cog in the Machine

Introduction In 2014, a Pennsylvania woman was convicted for her own rape. The victim, who was a typist at a prison, was raped by an inmate who had escaped from his block. In court, the typist was punished for not taking extra steps to separate herself from the known sexual assaulter, despite the fact she had told […]

Why Hillary Clinton Isn’t Playing the “Woman Card”

Donald Trump has once again confirmed one thing we cannot deny: he will do anything to win the 2016 Presidential Election. Even if he has to slander every other candidate and their respective spouse in the process. On December 29th, 2015, Trump, during an interview with Face the Nation, said that Clinton is “constantly playing the woman card,” […]

Food is Power: Embracing Body Positivity Through a Love for Food

Introduction One of my all-time favorite Disney movies is Ratatouille. Set in the glorious city of Paris, Ratatouille is the tale of Remy, a rat who develops a love for making good food inspired by watching the famous French chef Gusteau on television. When a series of events brings him to Gusteau’s original restaurant, Remy […]

Feminism: The Ultimate ‘F-Word’

The word “feminism” seems simple enough on paper. In any dictionary, the denotation of the word means “a movement for granting women political, social, and economic equality with men”, a detached term void of emotion. Yet, the connotation of this seemingly mundane name could not have been more different. For me, “feminism” has always implied […]

Shame On You: Life in a Hypocritical Society

People always say this issue doesn’t deserve importance, or women have bigger problems to worry about. But, for women everywhere who are criticized for simple thing such as the way they dress, what they do, how they act, or even what career they want to pursue, this issue needs to be discussed. Slut-Shaming Two very […]

Three Priorities for Feminists Today

Goals of feminism from the 1900s to today have clearly transformed drastically. Demanding women get the right to vote or work sounds much simpler than demanding to stop sexism in the workspace or stop society from sexualizing women’s bodies. It’s important to understand how the one word has so much power to change society, as […]

Mitts Off My Muff; Anti-FGM Activist Raises Her Voice

Sometimes it takes a tragic event to inspire someone to ensure no one else faces similar pain as him/her. These people are the heroes and heroines of society. The people who encourage members of society that just because they lost a battle, doesn’t mean they can’t stop others from losing the same battle. FGM, female […]