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…

#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…

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…

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,…