The idea of Saudi Arabia marketing itself as the new face of feminism in the Arab world is, in a word, obscene. In reality, despite some recent changes, Saudi women are still struggling for even the most basic of human rights.
The targeted murders of six AAPI women in Atlanta has jolted every fiber of my being. I am in deep pain and I am so exhausted, but I cannot be silent and not speak out against the racist, sexist treatment that AAPI women face.
Daoyou Feng, 44; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; Suncha Kim, 69; Soon Chung Park, 74; Xiaojie Tan, 49; Yong Ae Yue, 63. Their lives, along with customers Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, and Paul Andre Michels, 54, deserve to be respected and remembered in their full humanity, not reduced to the fantasies of their killer.
The “misogynist incel” mobilization is shaped around dehumanization of women, men’s entitlement and idolization of prior mass killers—and is part of a spectrum with more “everyday” misogyny and sexism.
“I am, in mind and full heart, a New Yorker to myself. But, even in a city that is nicknamed The Melting Pot for its diverse population … I am still not universally recognized as a New Yorker, or even as an American, because I am Chinese.”
Two critically important women’s rights bills passed through the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday: the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
COVID-19 has exposed the gendered aspects of food insecurity, especially for refugees and women in crisis settings. Women in Uganda, South Sudan, and Afghanistan confirmed that food insecurity was among their top concerns, ahead of heath care and access to sanitizer or masks.
“We know what COVID-19 is, but we don’t know how to feed our children.”
Last week in Louisville, an armed police officer joined an anti-abortion protest outside of one of only two remaining abortion clinics in Kentucky.
The Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection spurred several investigations into how police cooperated with rioters. It seems on the local level, too, we are in need of such investigations.
When the thin blue line of the police becomes aligned against upholding the law, injustice prevails.
The International Criminal Court recently convicted Dominic Ongwen. Notably, it was both the first conviction for forced pregnancy in the court’s history and only the second standing conviction for any sexual and gender-based crimes.
Taxpayer-supported International Financial Institutions (IFIs), like the World Bank, are supposed to be guided by missions committed to eradicating poverty, sharing prosperity and accelerating social progress. The reality is different.