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  Beauty standards, as promoters of mass consumerism and objectification, universally tend to be harmful. Add problematic racial dynamics, and they become destructive. This rings particularly true for beauty standards in both India and the West....

Imperialist Complex(ion)

  Beauty standards, as promoters of mass consumerism and objectification, universally tend to be harmful. Add problematic racial dynamics, and they become destructive. This rings particularly true for beauty standards in both India and the West....

On January 21, 2017, over 5 million people rallied around the world to stand up for women’s rights during the Trump administration. Rallies took place in every major city, from New York, to Los Angeles, to Washington DC; in small towns across the U...

Unite Women, Don’t Divide Women

On January 21, 2017, over 5 million people rallied around the world to stand up for women’s rights during the Trump administration. Rallies took place in every major city, from New York, to Los Angeles, to Washington DC; in small towns across the U...

In the latest episode of the Trump administration mixing public governance with private business, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom chose not to carry Ivanka Trump’s eponymous fashion line for the upcoming year (later followed by Sears and Kmart). This m...

The Ivanka Conondrum

In the latest episode of the Trump administration mixing public governance with private business, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom chose not to carry Ivanka Trump’s eponymous fashion line for the upcoming year (later followed by Sears and Kmart). This m...

Dr. Joyce Banda served as the first female president of Malawi from 2012 to 2014 and founded the People’s Party in 2011. Prior to serving as president, Dr. Banda was the first female vice president of Malawi. She is the founder of the Joyce Banda F...

BPR Interviews: Dr. Joyce Banda

Dr. Joyce Banda served as the first female president of Malawi from 2012 to 2014 and founded the People’s Party in 2011. Prior to serving as president, Dr. Banda was the first female vice president of Malawi. She is the founder of the Joyce Banda F...

What happens when a country without legal abortion tells women not to get pregnant? This was the question many asked when government officials in El Salvador recently told women to avoid getting pregnant until 2018 as a precaution against the Zika vi...

Zika and the Abortion Rights Debate

What happens when a country without legal abortion tells women not to get pregnant? This was the question many asked when government officials in El Salvador recently told women to avoid getting pregnant until 2018 as a precaution against the Zika vi...

In December of 2015, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that the New Year would bring an end to restrictions on women in the US military serving in combat positions. This move has opened as many as 220,000 jobs previously off limits to female sol...

Military Fertility in the Era of Egg-Freezing

In December of 2015, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that the New Year would bring an end to restrictions on women in the US military serving in combat positions. This move has opened as many as 220,000 jobs previously off limits to female sol...