Posts By: Jenna Archer

Transgender Lobby Day gives a Voice to Trans Folks and Allies

Transgender Rights

Last fall in my hometown an agender teen named Sasha’s skirt was set on fire while they rode home on the bus. Victim of a cruel assault just because of their gender expression, Sasha suffered severe burns and was hospitalized. The bus Sasha was riding on, the 7, was the bus that I took to school every day, and Sasha went to the same high school as my older sister, who is lesbian.

For Women in Science, Harassment is in the Job Description

Last week, Kate Clancy, a professor of anthropology and the University of Illinois published a study examining the experiences of geologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, and other scientists while doing fieldwork. While her work shows that sexism in the workplace is alive and well, it also sheds some light on some of the reasons why women are underrepresented in the sciences.

Perpetuating Victim-Blaming

The recent Washington Post article titled “One way to end violence against women? Stop taking lovers and get married” is a misguided and unhelpful examination of the pandemic of violence against women.