‘Pro-life’ has a lot of meanings.
All in Education
‘Pro-life’ has a lot of meanings.
And while I absolutely look forward to legally ordering a glass of prosecco at dinner like a real grown-up lady, my impending birthday has also made me stop and reflect on some of the few nuggets of wisdom I have acquired over the last two decades
Traveling solo is a great way to boost your confidence, even if it feels scary.
My clothing is not an invitation for your hands, my sister is not a prize, and my best friend is not able to consent if she is not fully conscious. Simply existing in your room doesn’t make me yours. Content warning: rape and sexual assault.
I heard so many things growing up, starting in pre-school. I believed “boys are faster and stronger than girls”, or “only girls can like pink and purple”, or “girls are smarter than boys”. Even though none of these are accurate statements, I remember feeling sad when I lost a race to a boy on the playground, thinking it was because I was weak because I was a girl. Then I remember hating that part about being a girl.
The Brooklyn-based nonprofit, Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), believes that cis girls, trans girls, and gender non-conforming individuals should feel safe to learn and grow in their school environment. Their current mission is to create a school that girls deserve in New York City.
Kursat Pekgoz, a men’s rights activist at the University of Southern California, has filed Title IX complaints against three schools. He is targeting women-only scholarships and programs because he sees it as male discrimination; he claims that “efforts to support female students are no longer necessary and amount to discrimination against male students.”
According to a new study conducted by Dr. Joan Costa-Font of the London School of Economics, fathers who have school-aged daughters tend to be less sexist. The findings indicate that men “become more aware of the challenges facing women when they see the female experience of life up close through their offspring – something dubbed the ‘mighty girl’ effect.”
My friends and I were watching in awe at the promotional videos that sororities across the countries produced to lure the next class of freshman into their clan. The exhibitionism made it hard to look away, and I found myself binge-watching the gilded Panhellenic college culture of today. I had mixed feelings about whether this was something that I wanted to be a part of.
On December 5th, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, surprised students and faculty at King’s College London. In collaboration with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Markle and a group of professors and student leaders discussed how universities can aid issues like “human trafficking and modern slavery, gender equality and inclusion, peace and reconciliation, and climate change and resilience.”
After accepting an award from Harvard University, education activist Malala Yousafzai gave her take on issues like refugee policy, global warming, and girls’ education. She explained, “Right now, there are 130 million girls who do not have access to a quality education. We should all make it our challenge to challenge those critical views, all those religious beliefs, and all those cultures that deny us an education.”
During a three-month volunteer trip working at a school in Kenya, Lauren Shuttleworth discovered the difficulties facing the education of young girls. After returning to Australia, she decided to start her own company, an eco-friendly stationery enterprise called Words with Heart, which donates a portion of each sale to education projects in developing countries.