south carolina

South Carolina’s Rape Problem

(a map of South Carolina, with each dot representing a domestic murder over a span of 8 years) Along with one of the worst education systems in the country, South Carolina is one of the leading states in America for domestic abuse. The homicide rate for women in South Carolina in one of the highest…

Girl Rising

I found this while looking through The Harvard Independent, a student run paper at Harvard University: Harvard screens the limited-showing documentary about female empowerment. “Educate a girl, change the world.” On March 8th, International Women’s Day, The Harvard Graduate School of Education presented a screening of the documentary Girl Rising. The film delineated the story of nine brave…

The Crime of Promoting Equality in Education: The Taliban’s View on Educating Women

Recently in the news, there have been reports of an audacious individual in Pakistan who has shown more courage in facing the Taliban, the Pakistani government and military leaders. A recipient of Pakistan’s highest civilian award, this individual, had been threatened by the sadistic Taliban twice in the past for advocating equal education opportunities for…

Women Hurting Women

The entire basis of Kristof’s Half the Sky was the idea that empowering women is the main solution to many of the world’s problems.  So I found it interesting that those empowered women, placed in position of great power, in this case national power, are holding others back.  One would think that a female prime…

Sex Trafficking

Trafficking. One of those words that countless people instantly shy away from, because of its implications. Sure, everyone knows what the word means – the textbook definition. That’s really as far as it goes. Do you even know what it means? Do you know what actually happens, or how it affects the people and communities…

What’s really going on over there?

You do not have to look hard into today’s news to find stories of revolutions occurring and countries overtaken by militants and regimes. Sadly though, most of the stories that are found describing the horrible events that are occurring worldwide do not fully describe the terror that is being inflicted in the hearts of the…