Vanessa Guillén’s case has become a turning point in the long campaign to address sexual assault in the military. The case moved Republican Senator Joni Ernst to join Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to introduce the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act.
Non-Asians pay attention when anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S. turns violent. But alongside these violent punctuations is something ever-present, a sense of otherness that is subterranean and pervasive.
And with this seems to come a doubting of Asian America that makes me angry: the fundamental questioning of whether Asian America exists.
Asian women have been overlooked, dehumanized and ignored by American society. When we are seen, we are often stereotyped as the “China Doll” or the “Dragon Lady.” We have been reduced to our perceived race and stripped of our individual humanity and identity.
If this can happen to two Asian leaders in the White House, then what is happening elsewhere across our country to Asian women with fewer resources?
A battle is playing out in a controversial rape case in Morocco between press freedom and victims’ rights. The accused is a well known Moroccan journalist; the alleged victim was an unknown one. Both may well be victims of the system, but whose voice is being heard?
“Press freedom does not trump women’s rights.”
Just ahead of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial, an eyewitness account of the tragedy by Tulsa resident, Mary E. Jones Parrish (1892-1972), has been reissued: “The Nation Must Awake: My Witness to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.”
“Yes, it is painful, but human history is ugly. … There is some level of responsibility that creative people have to be as truthful and as accurate as possible to the histories they tell,” says Parrish’s great-granddaughter, writer and editor Anneliese M. Bruner.
May once again brings Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month but this year feels different than previous years. The increased violence and murder of Asian Americans since the beginning of the pandemic has heightened the visibility of the population in an unwanted way.
Women and girls in India seem to be fighting a triple pandemic: One, that is restricting their mobility; two, that is restricting their access to education and employment; and three, that is pushing them into forced child marriages and cycles of violence.
Experts have noticed an increase in the severity of mental health conditions among Black girls who witness police violence—like the one who witnessed George Floyd’s murder.
For the past seven years, Indigenous organizations, primarily led by women, and allied environmental groups have taken every route possible to stop Canadian oil company Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline project.
Meet 11 remarkable Indigenous Water Protectors who are on the frontlines fighting to stop Line 3 and protect their communities and homelands.
“My experience at McDonald’s has taught me the culture is created at the top. Maybe if McDonald’s higher-ups weren’t so busy condoning harassment in the C-suite, they’d have listened to workers like me when we sounded alarms about unacceptable behavior behind their counters.”