Tarpischev’s sexist remarks are a disgrace

For anyone who knows anything about tennis, Serena and Venus Williams stand out for their intense and incredible skills on the court. Despite this, in a recent television program, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation, Shamil Tarpischev, called the Williams sisters the “Williams brothers” and said that “it’s scary when you really look at […]

Egg freezing fails to reconcile motherhood and career success

In a bold move that echoes a tech-utopian fantasy, Apple and Facebook are now telling their female employees: “We will pay to freeze your eggs.” Facebook has recently begun covering the costly procedure as part of its insurance benefits, and Apple plans to offer its package deal starting in January. The seemingly generous offer has […]

Tech giants have no business in employees’ personal decisions

Last week, tech giant Apple announced that it would seek to adopt a new policy offering to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs as part of their health care packages, something Facebook started this year in an attempt to recruit more women to their male-majority staff. Though this new procedural coverage seems generous […]

Billboard’s all-female Top 5 don’t empower

For a record-breaking six consecutive weeks, female artists have snagged the top five spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Performers such as Meghan Trainor and Iggy Azalea seem to have collaboratively taken over an arena that had been ruled by the likes of Justin Timberlake and Eminem for many years. The Daily Mail and […]

Vatican attitude shift marks great leap forward

This past Monday, the Vatican released a report midway through its two-week synod. At the assembly comprised of more than 200 bishops, priests and laypeople, Pope Francis discussed pressing social issues facing the Catholic Church, paying particular attention to the potential acceptance of the LGBT community. The deeply conservative and tradition-based Catholic Church has long […]

Women in tech world deserve more respect and recognition

Though it is well known that women are often underappreciated and undervalued in the work force, the prejudice is greater in some professions than others. In engineering and tech jobs, the lack of respect, equal pay and credit given to women is particularly problematic. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s gaffe earlier this week confirms this discriminatory […]

Jennifer Lawrence’s Vanity Fair cover doesn’t hint at hypocrisy

Over Labor Day weekend, hackers released private photos of several female celebrities to the public. Dozens of public figures were tied to this illegal photo hack, including Kate Upton, Ariana Grande and Vanessa Hudgens. The face of this ongoing case, however, is Jennifer Lawrence, who received the brunt of media coverage and scrutiny. Though Lawrence […]