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Recap: Beauty and the Beholder Webcast

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

by Nova B. Rutherford Special to YWCA USA Last week, the YWCA turned tension into a teachable moment by creating a forum for positive thought leaders in the aftermath of the hurtful Psychology Today article by Satoshi Kanazawa titled “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” The ridiculous theory was quickly discredited… Continue Reading Recap: Beauty and the Beholder Webcast

Support Military Women!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Throughout the summer, the YWCA USA will be celebrating our sisters in arms, the women who volunteer for the United States armed forces. Today, more than 350,000 women are serving in the U.S. military. While serving, they are more likely to face workplace sexual abuse, and less likely to report it. They are more also… Continue Reading Support Military Women!

YWCA to Host Live Webcast on “The Politics of Beauty” on June 20, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

YWCA USA will host a free, live webinar entitled “Beauty and the Beholder: The Politics of Beauty and Image” to address the issue of Appearance-Based Discrimination. The webinar will explore the impact of discrimination based on looks for all women across the nation.  The webinar will also focus on this issue within the context of… Continue Reading YWCA to Host Live Webcast on “The Politics of Beauty” on June 20, 2011

“One” Love: Yeardley Love Murder Sheds Light on Campus Domestic Violence

Monday, May 9, 2011

by Rhonda Bishop YWCA USA Advocacy Associate As 2010 graduates are approaching their first full year out of undergrad, many have settled into post-undergrad careers all over the country—but there is one student whose vibrant potential was silenced last year. This week marks the one-year anniversary of University of Virginia lacrosse athlete Yeardley Love’s murder.… Continue Reading “One” Love: Yeardley Love Murder Sheds Light on Campus Domestic Violence

At the Conference: Mikeya Jackson-Harper, YWCA Washington State University

Friday, April 8, 2011

by Mikeya Jackson-Harper YWCA Washington State University My name is Mikeya Jackson-Harper and I am a Junior at Washington State University who is majoring in Sociology and Digital Technology and Culture. This is my first time attending the YWCA National Conference USA in Washington, D.C. It was an amazing experience. I learned about the political… Continue Reading At the Conference: Mikeya Jackson-Harper, YWCA Washington State University