Durable Disorder: The Global Health Effects of War on Women

By Mariah E. Crystal Mariah E. Crystal is a Ph.D. student at the University of Kansas (KU) in the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.  She is also currently a KU Institute for Policy and Social Research Doctoral Research Fellow.  She studies women’s roles during war and conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa and how gender was strategically deployed as a tactic of war.  Aligning with … Continue reading Durable Disorder: The Global Health Effects of War on Women

The Ridicule of Consent in Marital Rape (An Excerpt)

By Katherine Swartwood Katie is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. This piece is an edited excerpt from her thesis, which will be completed in May 2019. Portions of this work have been removed for understanding and clarity; it may fully reflect the completed thesis. Content warning: This blog post may contain triggering content including sexual assault, … Continue reading The Ridicule of Consent in Marital Rape (An Excerpt)

The Construction of Black Women’s Sexuality from Novel to Film Adaptation

By Marian Phillips Marian is a first year student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. When novels are adapted into films, scenes and dialogue are left out to appeal to a specific audience and/or to construct thoughts and ideas on the context within the film itself. The novel The Color Purple, written by Alice Walker, and the accompanying film, directed by Steven … Continue reading The Construction of Black Women’s Sexuality from Novel to Film Adaptation

Labor Abuse in a Factory Setting: A Look at India’s Garment Industry

By Eliza Ferdinando Eliza is an undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence and will graduate in 2022. “It won’t be a sin if people kill you and get rid of you; you should be shot and disposed of.” (1)  This is just one example of the verbal and physical abuse that the Workers Rights Consortium, or WRC, documented in Bangalore garment factories. The woman in these … Continue reading Labor Abuse in a Factory Setting: A Look at India’s Garment Industry

The Stakes of the Savoy: Black Women and the Lindy Hop

By Shaelyn Casey Shaelyn is a first year MFA Dance student at Sarah Lawrence College. As students of dance history, we are often asked to question and challenge the narratives that get written into history. Too often, we are only taught the canon of major figures in dance history that mostly constitute the individual contributions of choreographers. As with almost any type of history, this … Continue reading The Stakes of the Savoy: Black Women and the Lindy Hop

Equity Within End Zones: Seattle E.N.D., Ultimate Frisbee, and the Decolonization of Social Space (Excerpt)

By Bella Rowland-Reid Bella is a second year undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence College. Growing up in Seattle, it’s not uncommon to identify with either the “Northend” or “Southend” parts of the city. In the elite bubble that makes up the Seattle Ultimate Frisbee scene, there is a clear division between the regions, not only in culture and style of play, but in resource accessibility … Continue reading Equity Within End Zones: Seattle E.N.D., Ultimate Frisbee, and the Decolonization of Social Space (Excerpt)

History Was Made and Barriers Were Broken: Women at NHL All Star Weekend 2019

By Katherine Swartwood Katie is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History program at Sarah Lawrence College. As teams in the National Hockey League begin to clinch playoff berths and prepare for the upcoming Stanley Cup Championship, it’s important to look back at the accomplishments of the sport this year, especially in regards to gender. For this I look towards the The National … Continue reading History Was Made and Barriers Were Broken: Women at NHL All Star Weekend 2019

From Los Angeles to New York: Student Activism and the Fight for Justice

By Marian Phillips Marian is a first year student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. On March 11, 2019, student activists at Sarah Lawrence College swarmed Westlands – the administrative building – at seven in the morning. They called for the college and the administrators to listen to their detailed list of demands which ranged from access to housing opportunities to assistance … Continue reading From Los Angeles to New York: Student Activism and the Fight for Justice