This Week in Misogyny is Not a Terrorist

Is Hillary Clinton responsible for the Boko Haram kidnappings (and is she hiding brain damage from us)? Why did the New York Times fire Jill Abramson? Are you smarter than the average American? Let’s see if we can answer these questions and more. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Not a Terrorist

This Week in Misogyny and Other Assorted Bull

Oh kittens, it never stops. The good news is mostly short-lived, and people continue to be terrible. This week has been a rollercoaster in Texas and MRAs have stooped to a new low, but at least if you’re pregnant in Pennsylvania, strangers can’t randomly touch you anymore without risking a fine. Progress? (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny and Other Assorted Bull

This Week in Misogyny: Exasperated Sigh Edition

Once again, we find ourselves with two weeks’ worth of misogyny to round up. Can’t the world ever cut us a break? (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: Exasperated Sigh Edition

The Double X Solution: Empowering Women and Girls Around the World

I’ve written a fair amount in my life on the subjects of female empowerment. And I’m not about to stop, because these issues are very close to my heart. However, I have rarely felt as fired up, motivated and inspired as I did yesterday afternoon after dipping into Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. This groundbreaking work explores the far-reaching benefits of empowering and educating women across the globe. Read More The Double X Solution: Empowering Women and Girls Around the World

News in Asia: A Brief Overview of the Issue of Sweatshops

In the regular News in Asia column, I’ve posted extensively about the tragic death and injuries of thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh and the issues it’s raised over working conditions in factories there and throughout the rest of Asia. In April, a factory collapse killed hundreds of workers and before that, in November of 2012, fires at factories that made clothing sold in stores in the U.S. and Europe killed and injured hundreds.  Read More News in Asia: A Brief Overview of the Issue of Sweatshops