Dr. Hernandez’s work demonstrates the importance of intersectional knowledge production and initiation of dialogues across cultures.
On Wednesday afternoon, at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, Dr. Victoria Baranov presented her research on the correlation between women’s empowerment and perinatal depression in rural Pakistan, utilizing a form of psychotherapy to subdue symptoms of depression during maternity, restimulating the decision making agency of pregnant women.
Calvin hopes to see greater diversity in the future, and a more accepting culture in general: “Just do whatever you want to change the world without anyone holding you back.”
Their success despite their dehumanization by diversity quotas, sexist bosses, and Asian-American stereotypes, have made them all the more secure in their self-worth and equally affirmative of others’ worth. They all got as far as they did understanding that no one is inherently better than anyone else—and not letting others get away with telling them that.
“Gender expression varies from person to person, and is not about specific appearances, but rather finding clothes that make you feel comfortable.”
“It’s more than women just getting an equal playing ground. It starts with treating women as actual people – it sounds funny to say, but it’s true – and expands from there.”
Yes, I understand that unforeseen circumstances lead to unforeseen costs, but the question both myself and the rest of the EVP office ask in response is why does the burden always fall on the shoulders of students?
“For a long time, people thought that if women changed and asked for more rights, we would have equal rights. The work, however, needs to shift so that men are actively participating. Just as we speak about victims of sexual assault without addressing aggressors, we always talk about the feminist fight as a woman’s fight, without addressing that men are contributing to and benefitting from the current systems in place.”
“This panel is bull***t,” Deloria said. “There is a fascist in the White House, and you’re normalizing it by talking about [hate speech] in the abstract. People are dying in the streets.”
Feminism gives Jada the confidence and faith in herself that society often fails to instill in her, and she hopes to use this confidence to inspire others to do the same. Jada concluded, “The world would be such a better place if we explored intersectional feminism and understood the importance of it.”