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Mental health has always had an extreme stigma attached to it. However, this stigma is even more extreme for men. According to studies, men are less likely to seek mental help than women are. One study done in the 90’s showed that two thirds of mental health patients were women. This trend goes way back — another study done in the mid 1800s supported this, showing that approximately 11,000 patients in a certain hospital were women out of the total 18,000.
After accusations of sexual harassment were made against Aziz Ansari by "Grace," whose real name remains anonymous, a controversy sparked. People debated over issues involving victim-blaming, a lack of sex education and a misinterpretation of the #MeToo movement. Babe.net released an in-depth article describing Grace’s account of her night with Ansari, how she felt pressured into certain sexual interactions, how uncomfortable she felt and how she cried on the way home.
When it comes to recognition and representation, women are infamously lacking in all fields. Even institutions that dedicate themselves to awarding and recognizing influential community members, such as the Nobel Foundation, are found to be misinformed and seemingly biased. From the fields of physics, chemistry, economics, literature, medicine and peace, the Nobel Prize has been awarded to 881 people in the past 115 years. Merely 48 out of the 881 recognitions were awarded to women, while the rest went to men.
In the midst of countless actors, politicians and other public figures being revealed for misconduct against women, other acts of unfairness are going unnoticed. In mid-October, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced that they would soon be allowing girls to join their program. While this is advantageous for young girls who feel they do not fit in with the Girl Scouts of the United States (GSUSA) community, this decision is problematic for many reasons including the BSA’s motive and implementation of this decision.
Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Hugh Hefner, Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. This list of famous, well-respected men who wildly abused their power and privilege goes on and on. Our most recent offender, Louis C.K., charged for sexual misconduct, is one of the most surprising finds.
In late September, as Saudi Arabia was celebrating its 87th anniversary, women were allowed into the King Fahd sports stadium for the first time. Because of the country’s specific laws that aim to segregate men and women in public spaces, women still had to use separate entrances than men and were seated in an order that placed them far from single men.
The Playboy empire began in 1953, during an immensely conservative, post-war era of American history.
A lot has changed and is still changing since former president Barack Obama's administration.
A breakdown of the 5 students you'll see in the Rutgers Recreation Centers this semester.
Along with the fresh, new dining hall sit-in and takeout options, the College Avenue campus recently brought another eatery to the table: Panera Bread.
Stephen Miller, President Donald J. Trump’s senior advisor, plays a much larger role than many perceive.
As I rode the bus around campus the other day, cramped next to everyone, I overheard a rather disturbing conversation going on next to me between two friends, a boy and a girl.
On Friday, April 14, the Rutgers Hindu Students Council (HSC) will bring a cultural color wars to the Banks as a way to celebrate Holi at Rutgers.Many people only associate the Hindu festival of colors with the excitement of throwing color powder on a sunny spring day, but there is a whole history behind the holiday that is often forgotten about.Most people do not realize that Holi occurs at the same time — at the beginning of spring — every year for a reason.
While the prison systems in the United States are flawed in many ways, one of the most prevalent issues today is the treatment of women in prison.
Child marriage is a global issue, one that spans from places in Asia, Africa and even here in the United States.
Whether you’re an art student at the Mason Gross School of the Arts or just an amateur experimenting with the myriad of art forms, you’ll need to buy your basic supplies.
Many of us like to believe that slavery is over and that is a thing of the past. We’re trained to think of slavery as a shocking one-time occurrence, something that once existed in the Americas and then disappeared after former President Abraham Lincoln saved us.
Bodily autonomy is a term that dictates how we carry, use and control our own bodies. It plays a role in how we situate ourselves in everyday issues, legal situations and even medical responsibilities — especially when it comes to abortion rights.
The issues surrounding paid maternity leave are prevalent in the United States even though they are often overlooked.
Through several years of paying close attention to exchanges dealing with ideas of political and social reform, I’ve encountered my fair share of opinions dealing with women’s issues and the general stigma around feminism.