Gender Equality Archive

The unspoken truth about catcalling

I cannot think of just ONE single moment in which I fell victim to catcalling or street harassment. Instead, I have plenty of such situations in mind which were all similar and therefore mingle in my memory. Sometimes it was ‘just’ an awkwardly long

“It wasn’t even real rape!” – Debunking Rape Myths

Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes in the U.S. While the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey estimates an average of 293,066 victims of rape and sexual assault each year, the actual number of unreported cases is expected to

Wikileaks Exposes Secret Deal to Get Saudi Arabia on UN Human Rights Council

Two years after the controversial appointment of Saudi Arabia to the UN Human Rights Council, leaked diplomatic cables have revealed the UK was a key player in the election of the Gulf State ─ despite the Saudis’ appalling human rights record. The United Nations Human Rights

Dad Doing Chores Makes Daughters More Successful

What children see: that take to be representative of reality. That is really just a more complicated way of saying that children expect, apply, and anticipate what they see far more than what they hear. Good parents do more than just explain what is

Recognizing And Stopping Domestic Abuse (Trigger Warning)

“He reached across the kitchen table, choked me and dragged me across the floor. It felt like he almost broke my spine. He screamed at me, said that I am fat and ugly and stupid and beat me in the face. I was so

Stereotypes and How We Can Effectively Change Them

Something I have always noticed is that each society has stereotypes of its own. Most of them are just popular rumors. As we advance and grow as learned people we understand the platitude of treating people as individuals, instead of stereotyping groups of people.

Should Prostitution Be A Crime?

Prostitution has been around for centuries, it is often referred to as the oldest profession. Although prostitution is prohibited in most jurisdictions, the profession continues to be highly prevalent all over the world. The punishment or acceptance varies widely from country to country. For

Homosexuality Is Natural

It's often argued that homosexuality is not normal or natural, however that is a misconception based on insufficient information or indoctrination.

Nightmares Are Dreams Too: The True Story of Vanessa Pearce

Vanessa Pearce tells the story of the RCMP and Ministry of Children and Family Development covering up human trafficking and pedophile groups in Canada

Dehumanized: Will Arabs Forgive Them?

He lives in a tent. He rides a camel. He carries a sword on his back. She’s a seductive belly dancer. She lives in a harem. She only exists for male pleasure. They are Arabs. The negative images of Arabs had long been emblazoned