#WhyIDidntReport: Why Ford’s Timing Is Understandable and Not Suspicious

ByAFIA EAMA September 24th, 2018 “Ford waited 20 years to share her trauma with another person and waited 30 years to seek professional help regarding it.“ Christine Blasey Ford has become a familiar name discussed in the news. Ford, a…

Why We Need to Stop Using the Word Mansplain

By VANSHIKA CHOWDHARY June 11th, 2018 “The word mansplain generalizes the social phenomenon to include all men – when you use the word mansplain, you stereotype men to all be condescending, pretentious, and sexist.” You may have heard the word…

Did You Know: Computer Programming Was a Woman’s Job

By Catelen Wu March 28, 2018 “Originally, developing software was not deemed as important as developing hardware, thus, it was a job that females were expected to want to do.” Ada Lovelace is regarded as the first computer programmer –…

Keeping Up With Everything But the Kardashians

By NIDA ALI March 25, 2018 “Look at the person who is practically invisible, admire their character, read a book, read the news, talk to strangers, smile at love ones and keep up with what is good and important in…

A Teacher Recounts The Story of Her Most Memorable Student

By SAIMA USMANI February 7th, 2018 “This girl was mean and this girl was angry.” She was a skinny little 3rd grader of Kashmiri ancestry, with a father doing business overseas and a very young, very harried mother. For those of you who…

Are You A Woman: A Series of Poems on the Over Sexualization of Women

By NICOL SHOUP HERRERA November 29, 2017 “The line between how society views gender and how we define our own gender is often blurred. It can be difficult to reconcile how we view ourselves versus how society views us.” Over…

Does a Menstrual Leave Mean Inequality for Women in the Workplace?

By NUSRAT ZEBA April 3, 2017 “Despite this reasoning for having menstrual leave, many women believe a menstrual leave is unnecessary, causes more gender inequality and is even detrimental to women’s careers.” Although menstruation is a part of life for…

Bring You Inner Sexual Predator to Work Day

By AMINA RANA September 22, 2017 “If you’re a woman who hopes to hold any job at some point in your life, there is a good chance you’ll be assaulted.” If you’re a woman who hopes to hold any job…

What is Girls Who Code and Why You Should Join it

By CATELEN WU August 16, 2017 “It’s a nonprofit national organization that gathers girls together and teaches them how to code. Its goal is to close the gender gap in technology fields.” When you hear the words “computer science,” “software…

Has the Hijab Become a Stylish Commodity?

By HIBBA MAHMUD March 8, 2017 “With the power of social media, there has been numerous hijabi fashion bloggers who have transformed the image of hijab from oppressive to inclusive and trendy.” The Muslim women’s hijab, as an image, has…

Nastygal Girlboss : A Story of Adulting, Struggle, and Dreams

By MEHER MASALAWALA May 31, 2017 “The show tends to fantasize the millennial generation with their angst and stubborn pursuit of anything non-status quo, who then manage to attain a disproportional amount of success compared to their peers.” Sophia Amoruso…

Under Construction: A Film That Defies The Patriarchy in Bangladeshi Society

By NUSRAT ZEBA April 8, 2017 “In a patriarchal society that shows women as weak and incapable of being independent, Hossain managed to create a film that portrays a liberal Bengali woman who is independent and takes control of her…

Why I Wear the Hijab

By EEMA MANZOOR April 4, 2017 “Hijab is beyond a simple headscarf. It’s a way of dressing, but it also is an approach to life.” One of the questions I get asked the most, being a visible hijabi, is “Why…

Mona Haydar’s Hijab Rap Song is Not What We Need

By HIBBA MAHMUD April 3, 2017 “Instead of placing an emphasis on the physical beauty of Muslim women why not make a video that showcases Muslim women of intellect, thought, and character or celebrate their own intellect and character while…

Techies Gather in San Fransisco for an Abortion Access Hackathon

By KRYSIA OLSZEWSKA March 12, 2017 “From March 3rd-5th, over 200 people from across the nation met at an Abortion Access Hackathon, hosted at GitHub headquarters in San Fransisco, to create technological solutions towards the ever-growing problem of abortion accessibility,…

Bollywood’s Dangal “Wrestles” Its Way to the Top of the Box Office

By MEHER MASALAWALA January 18, 2017 “Dangal is based on the true story of former wrestler and Olympic coach, Mahavir Singh Phogat who trained his two eldest daughters, Geeta and Babita, to wrestle and win gold for India. “ After…