Month: August 2014

Anushay’s Point: More Must Be Done To Stop Rape As Weapon Of War

Last week on PBS, we talked about a host of issues including sexual violence during war, the ethics of surrogacy and how we can effectively tackle child abuse. Often when we talk about rape as a weapon of war, we approach the issue as an inevitable product of conflict. We must change this attitude. As Angelina …

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A Woman’s Job: Kurdish Female Fighters On The Front Lines In Iraq

*This post of mine was also published in The Huffington Post.* The one thing everyone can agree about Iraq right now is that it is a mess. However, in the past week, the US military made tremendous gains against the extremist Islamic group, ISIS. One group on the ground worth singling out are Kurdish military women. …

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Nothing But Gold: First Woman Wins Math’s Nobel Prize

*This post of mine was also published on Forbes Woman & The Huffington Post.* My personal interest in the field of mathematics was pretty much non-existent until this week when Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman ever to win the prestigious Fields Medal, considered to be the equivalent of mathematics’ Nobel Prize. That fact is also something I …

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