It’s no secret that Jewish college students are a frequent target of hate-speech. A quick google search with the words “anti-Semitism” and “college campus” will reveal hundreds of articles addressing and analyzing the issue. Anti-semitism at colleges is on the rise.
In elementary school, my kids are already getting the message that when men do something it is called “history,” but when women do something it is called “women’s history.” As a historian, I know this is not remotely true and I do not want to have to unteach my children (or yours) these myths when they get to college.
We should take this opportunity to not just help early childhood care and education programs get through this current crisis—though that is critical—but to rethink our whole system and build one that works better for everyone.
We cannot achieve gender equality or economic recovery until our child care system is rebuilt from the ground up.
After the school board told teachers not to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts, Lucy McGary took matters into her own hands, advocating for the teachers who advocate for her, day in and day out.
This spring, the first class of young women to earn the rank of Eagle Scout has been making national news. It’s a major accomplishment for them, and at least on the surface, a major step for gender equality. The response however, reveals just how much pervasive sexism still exists in our society.
Students Adelaide, Julia and Aishwarya want to combat sexism and the stigma surrounding feminism by teaching students of all genders the history, importance and true definition of feminism, as well as providing them with role models and resources.
In early 2020, when abortion gag rules began to arise in national courts, the Phan sisters, inspired by their own struggles in reproductive health, created Fort Bend Students United for Reproductive Freedom (SURF), a youth-led organization that facilitates civic engagement and sex ed in schools.
Last year on International Women’s Day, our world was shutting down. This Women’s Day, we have the rare opportunity to make that world a far better place for women and girls. We need to seize this opportunity.
Scrambling to explain the mainstreaming of QAnon conspiracies, many have blamed conservative news. But another breeding ground for the conspiracies is the Christian schooling and homeschooling environment.
“The Christian Right has been doing ‘alternative facts’ since before it was cool.”
When it comes to rebuilding the badly broken U.S. education system and preventing violence against women and girls, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have their work cut out for them.
The current administration will take a polar-opposite approach to the Trump administration’s chaos, cruelty and disfunction.