Traditionally, women have been seen as the lesser, weaker sex. After all, during the birth cycle, we stop developing at an earlier stage than males in some aspects. For years, we've struggled to change this stereotype. Lately, though, I've been reading a lot of articles that make me wonder how close we are to truly eliminating gender discrimination.
Recently, a CBS correspondent,…Continue
Millions of miles away Egyptians are rejoicing in their ability to change history. United, they came together to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak after his 30-year presidency. Although Egypt is on the other side of the world, people all from all countries are celebrating this incredible victory with Egypt.
It's unbelievable to imagine this movement started on Twitter. Who would have thought that a social network would give way to such a massive movement? The internet is such…Continue
Last December my father showed me an column in a newspaper where I live where a young professional woman was appalled at the use of "mi'ja" in a professional environment. As some of us might know, "mi'ja" is an endearment term that literally translates to "my daughter." In her article, the young woman complained that many coworkers who are older than her had called her "mi'ja" which she found demeaning.
I really didn't think much of the topic and even told my dad that I…Continue
Added by Helen Rodriguez on January 27, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments
The 2011 application cycle has begun for the Space Scholars Program at the Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. Space Scholars is a paid summer internship opportunity for students at the graduating senior level through PhD candidates (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY) to work on-site with AFRL researchers on a wide variety of research projects. Complete details, including application instructions, a list of mentors and research topics can be…Continue
Added by Helen Rodriguez on December 15, 2010 at 12:04pm — No Comments
Not long ago, a friend of mine suggested I read an article on photo editing and the media. We all know how controversial this issue is and how important it is to make girls aware of it. However, is it me, or are magazines ridiculously editing magazine covers? Because a few weeks ago, I stared noticing that many of the photo edits are very obvious.
I remember seeing a cover of Britney Spears on Cosmo and her head looked too small for her body. Another time, I saw…Continue
Added by Helen Rodriguez on December 8, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I was on Facebook last night and I found that my friend's status said something close to "Why can't men be more chivalrous?" A few guys started commenting and arguing that it's women's fault that men are no longer chivalrous. One guy mentioned that women don't like it when men open the door.
I personally don't believe any woman is against courtesy As a woman I appreciate a man who is…Continue
Added by Helen Rodriguez on November 23, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I recently had a conversation with one of my friends about the way Latinas dress. Because I posted up a previous blog about this and my friend isn't Latina, and asked me if I thought that Latinas dressed more provocatively than women in other cultures. I really didn't know what to answer. I mean, Latinas are very diverse and our ideologies are extremely varied.
Added by Helen Rodriguez on November 17, 2010 at 6:45pm — No Comments
THE HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Applications will be available online from Nov. 15, 2010 to March 1, 2011
Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 and will be awarded for the 2011-2012
To be eligible to apply, students must fulfill the following requirements:
* Be of Hispanic background
* Maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)
* Have graduated from high school in the U.S.…
Added by Helen Rodriguez on November 17, 2010 at 6:20pm — No Comments
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My mom and I are both very opinionated people. Today we had a discussion concerning the well being of our community. We realized that the November 2nd elections are coming up and we have no idea who is running and what their platforms are. I did my research and I'm ready to vote now.
It's important that we be…Continue
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First of all I'd like to say, I'm glad to have the opportunity to be part of such a meaningful community. It's great to know there is a space for young Latinas to share their thoughts and views. I'm very grateful that I'm allowed a space in this wonderful community.
I wanted to share something that has been bothering me. I read an article on Latina.com (…Continue
Added by Helen Rodriguez on October 12, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments