Women’s Equality Day: Much Work Remains

This week marks the 94th Anniversary of women in America winning the right to vote. Although there is much to celebrate, much work remains. That was the core of my message when I… Continue reading

Anushay’s Point: More Must Be Done To Stop Rape As Weapon Of War

Last week on PBS, we talked about a host of issues including sexual violence during war, the ethics of surrogacy and how we can effectively tackle child abuse. Often when we talk about rape… Continue reading

A Woman’s Job: Kurdish Female Fighters On The Front Lines In Iraq

The one thing everyone can agree about Iraq right now is that it is a mess. However, in the past week, the US military made tremendous gains against the extremist Islamic group, ISIS.… Continue reading

Nothing But Gold: First Woman Wins Math’s Nobel Prize

My personal interest in the field of mathematics was pretty much non-existent until this week when Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman ever to win the prestigious Fields Medal, considered to be the equivalent of… Continue reading

HuffPost Live Features Anushay’s Point

When I first launched my blog in 2009, my only two readers were my husband and my mother. It would have stayed that way as well if my post on Afghan women didn’t… Continue reading

What’s My Favorite Position?

Mic’s Executive Social Editor, and fabulous feminist crusader, are two of Elizabeth Plank‘s favorite positions, but she wanted to know yours might be. Now before you let your mind wander too far, of course we… Continue reading

Anushay’s Point: Violence Against Women Knows No Bounds

There really are so few shows on US TV like PBS’ To The Contrary that analyzes news on women’s rights from diverse female perspectives. This week we talked about female genital mutilation (FGM) rising in… Continue reading

Bangladeshi Girls Treated Like Cattle

Tucked away between the mazes of overflowing sewers and tea stalls in Tangail, just a few kilometers outside of Bangladesh’s crowded capital, Dhaka, are rows of brothels with sex workers addicted to a… Continue reading

Could The Hobby Lobby Ruling Affect Women Around The World?

When I was growing up in Bangladesh in the early 1980s, I used to imagine America as a feminist utopia. Before I even stepped foot on her soil, I pictured America as a country where women enjoyed… Continue reading

Anushay’s Point Joins Prestigious Washington Press Club

Last Friday after a lively debate on PBS, I went to the prestigious National Press Club in Washington where I was welcomed as a new member by the President, Myron Belkind. What exactly… Continue reading