New UN report documents evidence of mass atrocities in Myanmar against the Rohingya
The Myanmarese military would often attack Rohingya villages in the early hours of the morning, in an attempt to “instill immediate terror.” Residents would wake to the sound of gunfire, explosions, or victims’ screams, as soldiers shot “indiscriminately” into homes or set them on fire. The military also shot at villagers as they tried to…
599 alumnae from Christine Blasey Ford’s high school sign letter saying they support her
Nearly 600 women from Christine Blasey Ford’s high school have signed on to an open letter saying that they support her and believe her account that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. “Dr. Blasey Ford’s experience is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton. Many…
We asked 5 senators what they’re looking for in Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony
It’s not yet clear if Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week: She hasn’t responded to the invitation to testify about her accusation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh as of Tuesday afternoon. Republican senators said Tuesday that showing up is the minimum Ford would need to do to for…
How the language in letters of recommendation can hold women back
When a job application asks for a letter of recommendation, the expectation is that your letter writer will sing your praises. But a recent study published in the Journal of Business and Psychology found that these letters are not always positive and can actually hold applicants back if they are women. When researchers from Rice University, Hunter…
Survey: This is the best city to raise your family in this year
New data from WalletHub shows that Overland Park, Kansas is the best city to raise your family in this year, with a “total score” of 72.88. The company took a look at 182 American cities, “including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state,” in terms…