Raquel Reichard

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Study: Black Students With Black Teachers Have Lower Rates of Teen Pregnancy

Minority role models seem to be at the heart of some positive outcomes for students.<p><b>Problem:</b> Though it has been declining, the United States still has the highest teen birth rate of any developed country—34.3 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19, as of 2010. And teen mothers tend to face educational …

Are Venezolanas really that much more invested in a limited beauty standard than women elsewhere? As a Venezolana myself, I have to say that this article about the trend in ridiculously busty mannequins in Venezuela – and how that both reflects and affects a new-ish plastic-surgeried reality – made me bristle a bit ...

Photo credit: NY Times<p>Are Venezolanas really that much more invested in a limited beauty standard than women elsewhere? As a Venezolana myself, I …

When It Comes to Fighting Stereotypes, I Want My Kids to Dare to Be Impolite

But in a world of deeply ingrained social niceties, even adults sometimes have trouble speaking up.<p>About four months ago, as I recently recounted elsewhere, I took my older son, Jojo, to the barber shop. I told the barber not to shave off all of Jojo's hair and to just trim it. He then proceeded to …

The MPAA’s backwards logic: Sex is dangerous, sexism is fine

If only the ratings agency looked as closely at gender bias as it does at consensual sex, it might do some good<p>Last week, Manhattan's IFC Center ignored the Motion Picture Association of America’s NC-17 rating for Abdellatif Kechiche’s critically acclaimed film "Blue is the Warmest Color" and …

Latinos Attend More Movies Than Anyone Else But Are The Least Represented On Screen

Hollywood studios appear to be missing the mark when it comes to representing one of their biggest consumers on the big screen.<p>Latinos go to more movies than any other group, including whites, and yet they play only 4 percent of roles onscreen, according to a new study by the University of Southern …

A Gay Marriage Loophole for Native Americans

Jason Pickel mustered the courage to ask Darren Black Bear out nine years ago at a Christmas party. Three dates later, they moved in together, and …

Online and Offline Violence Towards Women

Women and the Internet: Part One<p><i>This is part one of a four-part series.</i> <i>Part Two</i><i>,</i> <i>Part Three</i><i>,</i> <i>Part Four</i><i>.</i><p>Fixing this is going to require a lot of talking.<p>…

Indigenous women in Latin America remain invisible to society, warns UN

Indigenous women in Latin America continue to face great gaps in access to higher education, health services and employment, although there have been significant educational advances, according to a report by the UN's Economic Commission f or Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac).<p>The findings …

Robyn Lawley Perfectly Explains Why You Don't Need A 'Thigh Gap'

Model Robyn Lawley has been hearing about "thigh gaps" since she was just 12 years old. Now she's speaking out about why this "ideal" is so damaging.<p>After her photograph was posted on a Facebook page dedicated to worshipping the space between a woman's thighs, it was used both to promote the …

Yes, men really do ogle women's bodies

Eye-tracking technology confirms that breasts, waists and hips get longer looks.<p>The eyes don't lie: Men really do look at women's bodies more than their faces, according to a new study that used eye-tracking technology to prove what many women have long observed.<p>But it's not just men who do it -- …

Fusion and Latino Media’s Race Problem

Latinos are already the majority in California, and are on their way to becoming the country’s biggest majority in the next few decades. …

Bisexuality on TV: It's Getting Better

Depictions of bisexuality are few in number and often still based on stereotypes, but the quality of their portrayals is improving thanks to shows like The Good Wife and Revenge.<p>In the last decade, American TV shows and movies have begun to showcase more LGBT characters than ever before. Bisexual …

I’m attracted to trans women

After years of confusion and shame, I’m ready to stop hiding the truth about my desires — and I’m not alone<p>I never thought I would have to come out about being attracted to women. But that’s the funny and sad position I’m in these days. Although I don’t see anything different about my sexual …

Why I won’t call myself a “slut”

When only white women like Miley are defending against “slut-shaming,” I have no interest in reclaiming the word<p>I am black, I am a woman and I am a feminist. In private, I often refer to this trifecta as the holy trinity. My biological, social and chosen identities shape how I move, how I am …

Not all millennials are white and privileged!

A lot of us are fighting for an education, battling inequality and marching for justice. Quit calling us lazy!<p>I have a timer set on my phone. It counts how often I hear the words "millennial" or "Generation Y'er" with some sweeping crass generalization about how awful people my age are. It is …

The Ghost Rapes of Bolivia

For a while, the residents of Manitoba Colony thought demons were raping the town's women. There was no other way of explaining how a woman could wake up with blood and semen stains smeared across her sheets and no memory of the previous night.<p>For a while, the residents of Manitoba Colony thought …

Women know more than just love and sex

Big media outlets seem to think women’s only area of expertise is themselves. It’s time to change that<p>In her 1945 essay “The Woman Problem,” in the Antioch Review<i>,</i> Elizabeth Hawes writes that housewives should be more politically involved. The essay also discusses the complications women faced when …

Why Didn't The Store Just Let Oprah Buy The $38,000 Handbag?

On the list of things to be outraged about at the moment, I'll admit this isn't at the top: The Swiss tourism office apologized to Oprah on Friday because she wasn't allowed to buy a $38,000 designer handbag while recently shopping in Switzerland. Poor lil' Oprah. *sad face*<p>It does make me wonder, …

To age is to fail: the media's message to older women

This is a plea to the marketing and media industries to give older women a break. Stop basing everything you do on the assumption that we're all embittered old hags, spending every waking moment yearning for lost youth. Do not think for a moment that we believe the manufactured myth that ageing is …

Mexican Transgender Women Deported to Life of Peril

Credit: Amy Lieberman<p>MEXICO CITY (WOMENSENEWS)–The second time Deborah Alvarez was deported from the United States in 2005, after she was detained …

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Having a transgender child won't destroy your family.

Earlier this summer, the cops of the TNT series <i>Major Crimes</i> investigated the murder of Michelle, a transgender teenager. The plot of “Boys Will Be …

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Asian and Asian American Women's Media Stereotypes

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