Child Marriage – A Worldwide Epidemic

The Many Perils of the Child Marriage Trend While the vast majority of countries today have elected 18 as the minimum marrying age, this does not dispel the rising rates of child marriage worldwide. Many of us tend to think that this traumatic practice solely exists in non-Western, developing countries run by evil dictators, this is far from the case. …

Women’s Education – In Need of Reform

What’s wrong with women’s education today? In the United States, it is easy for us to take public education for granted. People tend to air grievances about standardized testing, student loans, abstinence-based sex ed, and myriad other issues regarding U.S. education. These things, among many others, are completely legitimate. My goal here is not to minimize our complaints or stunt …

Photo Retouching — Feminist For or Against?

http://www.socialmatter.net/2016/12/07/weimerica-weekly-episode-50-body-positive-movement/

“From this lens, we can easily view photoshopping as anti-feminist. We can argue that the industry is not inclusive. That it does not embrace all body types, colors, styles, shapes, and sizes“ How does the changing face of photo retouching affect us? By now, most of us are aware of photo retouching. How the people we see in magazines, billboards, …

Women’s History Month – Women to Remember

Celebrate Women, This Month and Every Month As I am sure many of you know or have heard, March is Women’s History Month. It’s the month to appreciate, understand, and recognize women who have propelled the human race forward. Personally, I believe this is all women. Most of whom bear names we will never see running across newspaper headlines. Most …

Brave Miss World, Fame Done Well

https://www.thedailybeast.com/brave-miss-world-linor-abargil-on-her-journey-from-rape-victim-to-beauty-queen-to-activist

Linor Abargil Uses Her Platform To Support Survivors One thing I have come to appreciate about celebrities is when they devote themselves, their platforms, and their resources to worthy causes. Fame, I imagine, can be a lot of things to a lot of people. But I think everyone has the option to put their fame to good use. Examples are …

The Many Facets of Violence Against Women

The Widespread Nature of Violence Against Women (VAW) Before I begin, I’d like to give a couple of disclaimers. If any readers are sensitive to the discussion about sexual trauma, please read with caution. This blog post outlines the prominence of VAW in several areas of life, which may induce anxiety for certain people. Additionally, I would like to disclose …

Saudi Arabia, Progressing Forward Into 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Evolution Towards Equality Women in the United States today, undoubtedly, experience gender-based discrimination. From abortion rights, to the wage gap, to victim blaming for sexual assault – the list goes on. We certainly have no shortage of social issues to tackle in 2018. However, not to minimize anyone’s feelings or plights, most countries have it statistically worse than …

Female Genital Mutilation – An Overview

Female Genital Mutilation affects approximately 200 million girls and women worldwide  This is not a pleasant topic. It is neither light nor settling. However, we must remember that awareness is a respite, as opposed to a burden. It’s one of the truest benefits we reap from living in an era highly addicted to social media. It’s easier now than ever to …