A team effort by some of the Women's Center staff! So in 2015, UMBC brought Hannibal Buress to campus as our homecoming comedian. We rejoiced. We love him as Lincoln in Broad City, we appreciate his stalwart bend toward social justice, and he’s hella funny. We were ALSO frustrated. For every UMBC Homecoming comedy event,… Continue reading Women are Funny, TOO or “Why do we have to keep writing these posts?”
Student staff member Sydney has had a rocky relationship with math throughout her life. As a graduate student in the Applied Sociology program at UMBC she began to rethink her relationship with math through her statistics courses and with the support of her (Women!) professor and TA. On Thursday September 14, the Women’s Center hosted… Continue reading The Socialization of Women in Math: Who’s aware?
Having grown up right outside of D.C., Women's Center student staff member Hannah has spent most of her life following politics, and uses that passion here to reflect on its lack of gender parity. Did you know that if you say "women in politics" three times while looking in a mirror, Hillary Clinton appears… Continue reading Women in Politics: No Way to Win
A blog reflection by Women's Center intern Mariana de Matos Medeiros On October 5th, 2014, I was finally able to cast my first vote for a Presidential election since moving to America. It was an incredible experience to head over into the Brazilian consulate event in Washington, DC, bright-eyed and ready to make a difference… Continue reading Why is the impeachment of Brazil’s president a feminist issue?
A reflection from Women’s Center staff member Daniel Willey A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how disaster response and the concept of a snow day have social justice implications. This week, I am continuing the trend by looking at the disaster in Flint, Michigan. Many news outlets are examining the crisis from a “so… Continue reading How Did We Get Here: The Crisis in Flint
First, let's start off with saying that the Women's Center is stoked about Hannibal Buress making his way to campus this weekend for Homecoming. We very much enjoy his character, Lincoln, on Broad City. More importantly, he called out the rape allegations against Bill Cosby in his stand-up routine back when very few others were because it… Continue reading Women are Funny (too)
A blog reflection written by Women's Center staff member Kayla Smith. Society tells us that women are too sensitive. We’re crazy emotional creatures who are fragile and people need to tiptoe around us and our sensitive flower petal feelings. Because of this stereotype, I spend a lot of time unpacking my issues with certain comments,… Continue reading Where My Inclusive Dawgs At? — A reflection on American sports culture.
It was nighttime when I pulled out my favorite dress to wear. There was no special occasion; it just made me feel gorgeous. Nevertheless, I was experiencing an all too familiar nagging feeling as I examined the material. The dress was cut so as to expose the back, and was short in length. Years of… Continue reading On double standards and women. A guest post by a Women’s Center community member.
It is that time of the year again! Pumpkins are out in the fields and costumes are back in the stores! It is the time of the year that people can wear anything, be anyone or any object and they won't be judged! While searching the internet I came across many points about Halloween that… Continue reading It’s that time of year again! Halloween Costumes! by Narges Fekri Ershad, Student Staff