The Double Standard for Women in Politics: Rumors, Lies, and Inflated Truths

Following her nomination by President Biden for Director of Office of Budget and Management, Neera Tanden deleted over 1,000 tweets, changing her Twitter bio from “progressive” to “liberal.” If citizens weren’t enraged by her initial nomination, this pushed them to be. Soon, those controversial tweets resurfaced, and underwhelming Senate support caused her to request forContinue reading “The Double Standard for Women in Politics: Rumors, Lies, and Inflated Truths”

Weekly Roundup (4/05-4/11)

Monday:  Japan has witnessed its earliest cherry blossom bloom in over 1,200 years. This year’s bloom was the second-earliest bloom ever recorded. The iconic Sakura blooms are temperature sensitive. Scientists warn that these early blooms are the result of seasonal disruptions brought on by climate change and that they can have devastating effects on ecosystemsContinue reading “Weekly Roundup (4/05-4/11)”

Mutual Aid : Trans Defense Fund LA

On February 25th, 2021, The House of Representatives voted for passing the Equality Act: this means gender identity and sexual orientation will now be protected under the civil rights act of 1964. This has invited those who disapprove to make their distaste for the LGBTQ community known, and has done little to concretely help actualContinue reading “Mutual Aid : Trans Defense Fund LA”

Weekly Roundup: (3/22-3/28) & (3/29-4/04)

(3/22-3/28) Monday:  The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine may now become the fourth vaccine approved for emergency use in the US after demonstrating a 79% efficacy rate. Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, amongst other countries in the EU, have issued a temporary suspension on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine over concerns of blood clots seen inContinue reading “Weekly Roundup: (3/22-3/28) & (3/29-4/04)”

Dismantling the Binary: Gender as a Colonial Weapon

Source: Albert Eckhout, Series of Eight Figures Content warning: the following article contains discussions of transphobia, transphobic violence, racism, racist violence, and discriminatory rhetoric. Conservative, anti-LGBTQ+ views claim that gender-fluidity and transness are simply unnatural and unscientific; that transgender people are mentally ill and that the difference between a man and a woman is biologicallyContinue reading “Dismantling the Binary: Gender as a Colonial Weapon”

Weekly Roundup (3/15-3/21)

Monday:  A one-year-old boy is fighting for his life in the intensive care unit after being shot in the head by a police officer on March 3rd. While at a gas station, Daisha Smalls (the 1-year-old’s mother), was approached by a suspect on the run from police officers. He demanded that she give him herContinue reading “Weekly Roundup (3/15-3/21)”

Revisiting Texas

An Overview: BY: Tiara Starks Residents in Texas were not used to the Arctic-like conditions that swept through the state. The state is known for its energy independence even though that cuts into an even bigger problem. Over the last few years, Texas has been resistant to changes and regulations that would help insulate theContinue reading “Revisiting Texas”

President Biden’s First 100 Days: Week 4

SOURCE: Instagram @joebiden A Comprehensive Series that Analyzes the Actions of President Joe Biden on his First 100 Days in Office February 19th, 2021 – February 28th, 2021 Many of the issues the United States is facing today stem from the COVID-19 pandemic, including national security. As a result of the pandemic, the United StatesContinue reading “President Biden’s First 100 Days: Week 4”

Weekly RoundUp (3/8-3/14)

Monday:  March 8th marked International Women’s Day, which prompted thousands of marches and protests around the globe. In Pakistan there remain calls to end forced marriage, in Venezuela activists are calling for the release of seventeen women being held hostage as political prisoners, and in Poland, women are protesting the abortion ban. And although theseContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (3/8-3/14)”

We Must Divest From Policing, Not Just the Police

Photo Source: Elena Breda, Portland OR We have never been more policed than we are at this very moment: every move we make, every website we visit, and every post we share is surveilled, not to mention disseminated at a profit. Police budgets have never been bigger, and we’ve never had as many laws asContinue reading “We Must Divest From Policing, Not Just the Police”