The #MeToo Movement 2.0: Consent

One year ago, the Women’s March descended upon Washington, D.C., and, in fact, the world. Women all across the globe, along with supportive men, gathered to protest and bring awareness to issues like sexual harassment, discrimination, and equal pay. It was a rallying cry to the masses, saying, “You’re not alone and we’ll fight together!” After the marches, there was …

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 …

Why Our Language Makes a Difference

The words and phrases we use matter. The meaning and context of what we say, never mind the spoken language, affects people, directly and indirectly. It shapes how kids think, making a lasting impact on people’s  thoughts and opinions of themselves and the world as a whole. During the World War 1, governments recruited unwilling men and women to the army …

I Know The Monster

If we teach young girls safety measures to avoid getting raped, let’s also teach young boys to avoid actions that could lead them to becoming rapists When we think of rape, there is a tendency to imagine a stranger in a dark alley who potentially attacks an unsuspecting victim but this is not usually the case. What happens when the …

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 …

Vagina and The Veil of Secrecy Surrounding It

Vagina & Menstruation – Let’s talk about it!  The article’s title should give you an obvious idea of what this blog will be about. If not, It’s about vaginas and women’s natural monthly cycles. As a body part that half the world is born with, and is the reason the other half exists, I can’t help wonder why we dare …

Sophia the Robot and Her Call for Women’s Rights

Sophia the Robot is calling for women’s rights. Why does a robot have to do it? Earlier this year, Sophia the Robot was granted Saudi citizenship. Many have gone on to criticize the state for granting this robot woman citizenship, especially because she has more rights than human women in Saudi Arabia. The CEO of Hanson Robotics, David Hanson, describes Sophia as …

Domestic Violence Awareness… Enough is Enough!

Domestic violence continues to be a widespread issue that must end! Domestic violence is defined as “a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.” Many people think of the physical side of domestic abuse, but emotional and verbal abuse are both domestic violence. As a result, the physical …