12:30 pm, February 5th | by Alison Vingiano
Zero Dark Thirty was one of the best movies I saw this year. The protagonist, Maya, captivated me with her focus and passion. She’s a realistic, interesting character to follow, despite how little we learn about her life outside of her work in the film. The following Monday, still thinking about the film, I read a TIME Magazine piece in which the author interviews Kathryn Bigelow about the movie’s deeply perplexing final shot.
1:30 pm, January 16th | by Alison Vingiano
Throughout the conflict in Syria, thousands of systemic rapes have been reported, and thousands more surely occur in silence. Women Under Siege has fought hard to keep sexual violence in Syria at the forefront of the media, and ccording to their Syria Tracker, nine percent of reported casualties of war have been women. Women and girls are inextricably involved in this war, yet we hear very little about why.