QAnon, Space Lasers, and Insurrections: How Toxic Masculinity is the Foundation of Right Wing Extremism

QAnon, Space Lasers, and Insurrections: How Toxic Masculinity is the Foundation of Right Wing Extremism

By Niko Skaperdas In recent years, there has been a global rise in right wing conservatism. In regards to America, it followed the rise of Donald Trump to the presidency in 2016. With the ascension of Trump as a “conservative” icon, there has been a rise in radical conspiracy theories with subjects ranging from Jewish [...]

The Multifaceted Identity of VP-Elect Kamala Harris and its Implications

The Multifaceted Identity of VP-Elect Kamala Harris and its Implications

By Tyler Jett As a multiethnic, mixed-race woman, vice president-elect Kamala Harris has shattered numerous glass ceilings throughout her political career. However, during her four years, Harris will be under the spotlight for her confrontation of the nation’s deeply fortified racial divide as the Democratic party scrambles to address the entrenched systemic issues in the [...]

Diversity in Leadership: an Illusion or Reality?

By Krizia Pascuccio The absence of gender diversity in leadership positions has been a prominent feature of the American mainstream business culture. What has been done to address this issue? Why is it important to stakeholders? How did it become so relevant?  To answer these questions, let’s break down a few critical initiatives starting from [...]

The Notorious RBG

The Notorious RBG

Since her appointment in 1993 to the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsberg has been a warrior for gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights. Her passing leaves many cases open to appeal, putting the rights of many at risk of being lost on the national level. While she was a staunch advocate for gender equality and queer [...]

Colonialism, JK Rowling, and Lackluster Politics: How the U.K’s past and present are threatening the fight for gender equality.

Colonialism, JK Rowling, and Lackluster Politics: How the U.K’s past and present are threatening the fight for gender equality.

By Sasha Novozhilova Within the darkness of the past year, the movement for gender equality in the workplace within the United States has been quite successful in securing the protection of employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in a landmark Supreme Court ruling. Now, several months later, the movement has reached [...]

The Setback of Japan: How Japan Succeeded in Everything but Gender Equality

The Setback of Japan: How Japan Succeeded in Everything but Gender Equality

By Sahana Natarajan When most people think of Japan, they think of a country highly advanced in technology, rich in culture, and notorious for various characters and plotlines in anime. Ranked third as “best country” by U.S News, Japan continues to dominate over the rest of the world in quality of life, technological expertise, and [...]

The Discriminatory Nature of Employment Linked Health Insurance

The Discriminatory Nature of Employment Linked Health Insurance

By Nisha Sweet          The American Dream is a statement that perpetuates the ideals in which freedom and hard work provide for opportunities of prosperity, success, and good health. However, the fragility of the American system proves that this statement mainly applies to those who face few social and economic barriers in the first place. [...]

Riots and Rights: The Lessons of Stonewall in the Modern Day

Riots and Rights: The Lessons of Stonewall in the Modern Day

By Niko Skaperdas With the recent murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmed Arburry, and George Floyd, protests have broken out calling for justice for the victims of police brutality, police reform, and tangible action to improve the lives and status of black Americans through policy and police reform. As Scholar Simon Hall states, “A model of [...]