Undergraduate students are often looking for ways to increase their leadership skills and get involved on campus, and this is where student government is an amazing resource. It can be a place for students to grow while learning how to better serve their community. However, while student government is a dedicated space for college and […]
Beyond Title IX: Centering Anti-Racism in Violence Prevention in Education
CW: Institutional violence, campus sexual violence With the impending implementation of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ new Title IX regulations, students and advocates across the nation are mourning the regression of protections for students impacted by sexual violence. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 prohibits gender discrimination in education and provides […]
Black Motherhood: An Inescapable Disparity
A study comparing infants of college-educated mothers found that rates of infant mortality and low birthweight were twice as high for Black infants compared to white infants. Additionally, Black infants were three times as likely to die from causes attributable to perinatal events. A different study observed similar disparities even when controlling for socioeconomic status. […]
International Students Deserve Better
UPDATE: Thanks to the many people, organizations, and institutions that worked tirelessly to reverse ICE’s rule, the Trump Administration finally rescinded the order on July 14th. The lawsuit carried out by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey which made this change possible counted with the help of attorneys general of over seventeen states, along with forty […]
The New Title IX Rule Is Irresponsible, Dangerous, and Cruel
In May, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released the final version of a new, 2,033-page Title IX regulation that shows a massive rewrite of schools’ obligations to address sexual harassment and assault complaints under Title IX—the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education. And like most things to come out of the Trump administration—it’s bad. The […]
If I Were a Rich Man: Happy Tax Day!
Coronavirus School Closures–What Now?
COVID-19, the respiratory illness rampaging through the U.S., is now at nearly 600,000 reported cases nationwide with a national death toll topping 20,000. According to the CDC, the virus spreads from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets (via coughing or sneezing) and close contact between people within about six feet. Precautionary measures have been […]
COVID-19 School Shutdowns: Stories from Students at Cal State Long Beach
Across the country, colleges and universities are transitioning to online courses either for an extended period of time or for the rest of the semester due to COVID-19. With campus buildings closing, graduation ceremonies becoming postponed, and on-campus resources coming to a halt, students are dealing with displacement, unemployment, and canceled opportunities; for many, their […]
If I Were a Rich Man: Accessibility Now and Forever
Join Feminist Majority Foundation intern Serena Saunders each week in If I Were a Rich Man as she explores the topic of money–as it relates to feminism–to provide young people with the information and resources they need to survive, thrive, and fight economic injustices. In this post, Serena covers the need for accessibility always–and not […]
The Future is Feminist. The Future is the ERA.
If you haven’t heard yet, Virginia made history last month by becoming the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment—marking a watershed moment of progress in the 97-year fight to add protections on the basis of sex to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA is a simple amendment, reading, “Equality of rights under the law […]