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 […]
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people, organizations, and institutions that worked tirelessly to reverse ICE’s rule, the Trump Administration finally rescinded the order on July 14th.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: Rent Strikes as a Response to COVID-19
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. This week, Serena’s exploring rent strikes as a powerful tool to […]
Sex Work is Work: COVID-19’s Impact on the Sex Industry
How Does COVID-19 Affect Sex Workers? As the number of COVID-19 cases rapidly increases and most public places have closed due to social distancing, the livelihoods of sex workers are at risk. Sex workers cite that they have lost thousands of dollars due to cancelled conferences, travel restrictions, and clients’ fears of being in public […]
It’s Earth Day. It’s Also Time to Talk About Climate Change’s Role in Causing Pandemics.
The emergence of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China and its rapid development into a global crisis has augmented existing research about disease outbreaks and their spread. For some time, public health and climate science researchers have been asking: how do we prevent diseases jumping from animals to humans? And, in an increasingly interconnected world, how do […]
Change Is Happening–Just Look at Virginia.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam certainly had a busy weekend last week. Virginia undeniably has a history of oppressive legislation, particularly in regards to race relations, gun control, and reproductive rights and access. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the governor’s own less-than-palatable past, which is putting it mildly: he’s not exactly the poster […]
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 […]