CEDAW adopted locally in San Francisco!

As someone who has been interested in local and global feminist issues for a number of years now, I have heard much about how CEDAW (the United Nations Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) has been ratified in 187 of 194 UN member states, and the US is not one of them. Even Afghanistan, with questionable allegiance to securing women’s rights post-9/11, ratified CEDAW. Continue reading CEDAW adopted locally in San Francisco!

Archived: Preventing Domestic Violence

**Note: I recently sorted through some old blog posts that I either never posted, or that were posted on an old blog. So I will be adding a few here just to have them all in one place. Enjoy!***

July 21, 2012: Over the last several months, I have become increasingly interested in understanding how to prevent domestic violence, and teen dating violence in particular. I actually interviewed with a domestic violence organization for a position that dealt specifically with implementing prevention programs in the area–one with a group of young men at a local high school, and one with a fraternity at the local university. I was really enthusiastic about the prevention program, knowing that many unhealthy relationship patterns are learned at home, thus we cannot always assume that parents will set good relationship examples for their kids. Continue reading Archived: Preventing Domestic Violence

Archived: Representations of Afghan women in the US media today

**Note: I recently sorted through some old blog posts that I either never posted, or that were posted on an old blog. So I will be adding a few here just to have them all in one place. Enjoy!***

May 3, 2012: Yesterday I defended my Master’s thesis that dealt with a US feminist organization’s campaign for Afghan women and girls. Later that day, two people that were at my defense shared with me an NPR story on a young Afghan woman that came out yesterday, and wanted to know what I thought. So, this is what I think! Continue reading Archived: Representations of Afghan women in the US media today

Archived: How does gender come into play among politicians?

**Note: I recently sorted through some old blog posts that I either never posted, or that were posted on an old blog. So I will be adding a few here just to have them all in one place. Enjoy!***

October 16, 2010:

A recent Washington Post article details several incidents lately in which congressional and gubernatorial candidates have accused their opponents of not being ‘manly’ enough. Continue reading Archived: How does gender come into play among politicians?