Sarah Friedmann
Sarah is a writer and researcher specializing in human rights, international affairs, security, and public policy, with a particular focus on women's issues. She holds a Master of Science (MS) in Foreign Service and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Latest Articles

This Is What The Antifa Flag Symbols Mean

As white nationalists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend, they were confronted by counter-protesters, some of whom were members of a loosely-organized coalition known as "antifa,"...
By Sarah Friedmann

Upon Taking Office, Trump Slashed Funding For Programs That Combat Right-Wing Violence

In the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy last weekend, you might be wondering what could have been done to prevent it from happening. Unfortunately, some programs that work to counter the white nati...
By Sarah Friedmann

Anthony Scaramucci Compares Himself To Arya Stark On The ‘Late Show’ & That's Only The Beginning

On Monday evening's episode of The Late Show, the Mooch, otherwise known as Anthony Scaramucci, sat down with Stephen Colbert and instantly compared himself to Game of Thrones' Arya Stark, joking that...
By Sarah Friedmann

The Mooch & Stephen Colbert Can Agree On Trump's Charlottesville Speech

On Monday's episode of The Late Show, both Stephen Colbert and Anthony Scaramucci, his guest, criticized Trump's response to this weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The president has bee...
By Sarah Friedmann

The Mooch Admits On 'Colbert' That He’d Gladly Fire Steve Bannon If He Could

On Monday evening, the short-lived former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci appeared on Stephen Colbert's The Late Show, telling the late night host that he would have gladly fire...
By Sarah Friedmann

Fundraiser For Injured Charlottesville Counter-Protester Raises Over $100,000 In Less Than A Day

On Saturday, a young man named Dre Harris was brutally beaten by a group of men in Charlottesville, Virginia, as he was attending a counter-protest to condemn a white nationalist rally in the city. Ha...
By Sarah Friedmann

The First-Ever Female Enlisted Pilot Has Graduated From Air Force Training

Earlier in August, the first-ever female pilot enlisted in the Air Force graduated from the service's Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Training — and made history in the process. Tech. Sgt. Courtney (...
By Sarah Friedmann

“Fire Bannon” Tweets Demand Trump Drops The Supposed Architect Of The Alt-Right

In the wake of this weekend's tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, during which counter-protesters were hit by a speeding car, many people are now taking to Twitter to demand that Trump fires Steve B...
By Sarah Friedmann

These "Stand With Charlottesville" Tweets Will Make You Believe In The Power Of Unity

Over the weekend, Americans in dozens of cities around the United States gathered to hold "Stand with Charlottesville" rallies and vigils as a means of uniting against the bigotry and violence that wa...
By Sarah Friedmann

What John Oliver Really Means When He Says Trump Reversed Godwin's Law

On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver covered the tragic violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday as well as President Donald Trump's insufficient response to it...
By Sarah Friedmann

Here's Why North Korea's Threats Are Probably As Empty As Ever

As the news media widely reported on Tuesday, North Korea threatened to attack the U.S. territory of Guam as a means of sending a warning signal to the United States. The reclusive country's threats t...
By Sarah Friedmann

French Counterterrorism Prosecutors Are Investigating Collision Between Runaway Vehicle & Soldiers

As news continues to emerge about the vehicle collision with French soldiers in the Parisian suburb of Levallois-Perret, many are wondering whether the incident was an act of terrorism. French counter...
By Sarah Friedmann

Over 60 Women Contemplate Suing Google For Alleged Sexism

On Tuesday, The Guardian revealed that over 60 women are contemplating suing Google, claiming that, as employees of the technology company, they experienced discrimination in the form of sexism, limit...
By Sarah Friedmann

Kim Jong Un's Wife Rarely Enters Into The Spotlight

As news abounds about North Korea's recent threat to attack a U.S. military base in Guam, many Americans would like to know more about the reclusive country. You've certainly heard of North Korean lea...
By Sarah Friedmann

Multiple Injuries Reported After Vehicle Collides With Soldiers In Paris Suburb

On Wednesday morning in the Parisian suburb of Levallois-Perret, a group of French soldiers was hit by a vehicle. Following the incident, multiple injuries have been reported. The Associated Pres repo...
By Sarah Friedmann

7 Little-Known Laws That Target Women

The Women's March on Washington in January of this year served as a clear-cut reminder that, unfortunately, women still experience vast inequality in the United States. While this inequality is often ...
By Sarah Friedmann

Craig Mazin, Ted Cruz's Ex-Roomie, Is The Mastermind Behind A New HBO Miniseries

You may have heard of Ted Cruz's former college roommate, Craig Mazin, before. Over the years, and particularly during the 2016 Republican primary, Mazin received a lot of attention for his intensive ...
By Sarah Friedmann

A Federal Climate Change Report Leaks Before Trump Can Deny Its Harrowing Findings

On Monday, the New York Times reported that it had received a leaked copy of a draft federal climate change report that contained some pretty damning information linking human behavior to climate chan...
By Sarah Friedmann

Elizabeth Warren Is Here To Remind You Why Persisting Is Still More Important Than Ever

On Monday evening, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren brought back "nevertheless she persisted" in a tweet to mark six months since her removal from the Senate floor. Though time has passed since ...
By Sarah Friedmann

The One Moment Chris Pratt & Anna Faris Showed They Loved Each Other Is Still So Stunning

On Sunday, one of Hollywood's most-admired couples, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt, announced their separation via social media, leaving many fans feeling shocked and saddened. Fans are likely particularl...
By Sarah Friedmann

Quit Remembering Zsa Zsa Gabor For Her Marriages

After the death of actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor was announced, several of Gabor's obituary headlines focused solely on her status as an "often married" woman, neglecting to acknowledge her othe...
By Sarah Friedmann

You Can Help The Children In Aleppo

Many of the thousands of people stuck in the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria, are children, who are currently enduring incredibly harsh and dangerous conditions with very limited access to any type of ...
By Sarah Friedmann

Camila Cabello Steps Away From Fifth Harmony

According to a note written by her fellow bandmates, Camila Cabello has left Fifth Harmony after several years with the group. In the note, her fellow bandmates gave her their best wishes and indicate...
By Sarah Friedmann

Suspense Builds Over The Electors' Voting Plans

With the impending arrival of the Electoral College vote on Dec. 19, many are awaiting the moment when the nation will know the number of electors that voted faithlessly. As faithless electors could p...
By Sarah Friedmann

Volunteering For These Hotlines Is Time Well Spent

As the holiday season and a new year are approaching, time off and New Year's resolutions may help inspire a newfound commitment to volunteering. One of the many wonderful ways in which you can dedica...
By Sarah Friedmann

Sanders Says Many Trump Supporters Not Racist

During a recent town hall-style meeting with Donald Trump supporters, former Democratic presidential candidate and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said that many Trump supporters are not racis...
By Sarah Friedmann

Women Entrepreneurs To Look Out For In 2017

As the year draws to a close, it's refreshing and important to look ahead to exciting prospects that 2017 has to offer. Finding the good in 2017 is perhaps most important in especially trying times. T...
By Sarah Friedmann

You Can Speak Your Mind To John Kasich Right Now

On Wednesday, the Ohio state legislature passed a fetal "heartbeat bill" that would ban abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which usually occurs approximately six weeks into...
By Sarah Friedmann

"Heartbeat Bills" Have Been Passed In Other States

Yesterday, the state legislature of Ohio passed a fetal "heartbeat bill," a highly controversial and likely unconstitutional piece of legislation that bans women in the state from having an abortion o...
By Sarah Friedmann

Hillary Clinton Speaks Out On "Pizzagate"

On Thursday evening, in one of the few public appearances she has made since being defeated by Donald Trump in the presidential election, Hillary Clinton condemned the spread of fake news, citing the ...
By Sarah Friedmann

The Dakota Access Pipeline Could Be Rerouted

Following the Army Corps of Engineers announcement that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) will be rerouted, the next question many people will likely have is where exactly the pipeline will be reroute...
By Sarah Friedmann

Paul Ryan Reacts Insensitively To The DAPL Victory

On Sunday evening, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan strongly criticized the recent DAPL announcement, which indicated that the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) will be halted following ...
By Sarah Friedmann

DAPL Shows Why You Need To Be An Activist In 2017

Today's announcement that the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) will be stopped in favor of exploring alternate routes for completing the pipeline marks a substantial victory for Nativ...
By Sarah Friedmann

Here's How You Can Protest A Muslim Registry

Throughout Donald Trump's presidential campaign, he often referred to his desire to establish a "Muslim registry" in the United States. And most recently, Trump's incoming Chief of Staff Reince Priebu...
By Sarah Friedmann

9 Inspiring Displays Of Support Post-Election

While it has been an incredibly turbulent post-election season accompanied (unfortunately) by a good deal of vitriol, there have also been a lot of reasons to find hope in the post-Trump election era....
By Sarah Friedmann

This Trump Tattoo Ended Up On A Sanders Supporter

In an ironic twist of fate, a Bernie Sanders supporter is now sporting a Donald Trump tattoo on his lower back. Zach Cobert, of Rock Island, Illinois, lost a bet on the outcome of the election, and, t...
By Sarah Friedmann

Breitbart Brought Trump & Steve Bannon Together

Following the recently announced (and exceedingly controversial) appointment of Steve Bannon as President-elect Donald Trump's chief strategist and senior counselor, a closer look into the history of ...
By Sarah Friedmann

DACA Must Stay During Donald Trump's Presidency

Following the election of Donald Trump, recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as children to obtain a tempo...
By Sarah Friedmann

9 Politicians To Look Up To During Trying Times

Following an intense election day in which the outcome was not what many expected, it is normal and understandable to become somewhat despondent about politics and America’s political system. However,...
By Sarah Friedmann

Why People Are Wearing Safety Pins On Their Shirts

As reports of hostilities against various marginalized groups following the election of Donald Trump to the presidency continue to emerge, Americans are calling on each other to don safety pins on the...
By Sarah Friedmann