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…

Once Upon a White Male Professor

By JANIS MAHNURE May 12, 2018 “This brilliant man who was intrigued by me but not enough to hear me out. Just enough to reel me in and spit out his reality.” Disclaimer: This is about my personal experience, and…

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 –…

#WCW: Margaret Hamilton, The Woman That Led Neil Armstrong to the Moon

By NICOL SHOUP HERRERA March 15, 2018 “Hamilton was an integral part of America’s mission to the moon–an endeavor that cost $24 billion dollars, and took 400,000 people to complete.” On November 22, 2016, President Obama awarded Margaret Hamilton the…

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…

Can a Muslim Man Marry Four Wives Without The Consent of The Other Wives?

By NIDA ALI November 17, 2017 “Can a Muslim man marry four wives without the consent of the other wives? For a Muslim male who is only Muslim in name and belief but not in practice, is it possible to…

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…

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…

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,…