A Balancing Act: International Women’s Day

By Natasha Mayer International Women’s Day has been observed since 1911 to celebrate the achievements of women in the social, economic, cultural, and political realms and to call for renewed commitment to improving the status of women worldwide. In 1975, the United...

Why Are Women Outnumbered on the Opinion Pages?

In response to a letter from Kimberly Probolus, “A Woman’s Plea: Let’s Raise Our Voices!” in The New York Times, the paper asked readers why they thought men outnumbered women on opinion pages. Here is the response submitted by Jamie Allen Black and Stephanie...

Changing the Conversation about Mental Health

When Sophie Riegel first began teaching about anxiety, she was in seventh grade. Sophie had experienced bullying because of her obsessive compulsive disorder, so she planned a presentation for her class about what OCD means, and how it impacts her. Media...

An Era of Bitchification

How has it become normative for women and girls to be publicly shamed for the same qualities that cause men and boys to be honored? Women are called bitches when men are called badasses. Women are seen as bossy when men are seen as leaders. Women are considered slutty...

The Best a Man Can Be

By Rachel Siegel Gillette – a company previously known mostly for their advertisements directed at men filled with stereotypical representations of men and women –  recently created a new advertisement, “The Best a Man Can Be,” which challenges those stereotypes and...