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

How The US Legal System Fails To Protect Rape Survivors

In the past year alone, there have been several high-profile cases demonstrating how the U.S. legal system continues to fail sexual assault survivors. From Brock Turner, the Stanford University studen...
By Sarah Friedmann

Tropical Storm Cindy Is Heading Toward The Gulf Coast

A storm system in the Gulf of Mexico was officially named and categorized as a tropical storm on Tuesday. Tropical Storm Cindy is headed northwest and is expected to impact much of the U.S. Gulf Coast...
By Sarah Friedmann

Travis Kalanick Resigns As CEO Of Uber

Travis Kalanick, the chief executive officer of Uber, has resigned from his position, a move which, according to The New York Times, was reportedly demanded by a group of Uber's top investors. Kalanic...
By Sarah Friedmann

Sean Spicer May Get To Choose His Own Replacement If He Quits

On Monday, POLITICO and Bloomberg reported that Donald Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, may be leaving his position and instead taking on a more "behind-the-scenes" role at the White House commun...
By Sarah Friedmann

These Petitions Fight For Justice For Charleena Lyles

On Sunday afternoon, Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old African American woman, was shot and killed in her Seattle apartment after she called 911 for help following an alleged attempted robbery. Many peop...
By Sarah Friedmann

Sean Spicer's Most Memorable Press Briefing Moments

News emerged on Monday that President Donald Trump's press secretary may be leaving his position and taking on a more "backstage" role at the White House communications office, as Politico and Bloombe...
By Sarah Friedmann

How To Fight Islamophobia After Finsbury Park

On Sunday evening, one person was killed and ten were left injured when a van drove into a group of worshippers outside of a London mosque. Police noted Monday that they are classifying the incident a...
By Sarah Friedmann

John Oliver Criticizes Trump's Hypocritical Reactions To The AHCA

On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver briefly discussed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in his opening segment. In the segment, Oliver particularly criticized Donald Trump's hypocr...
By Sarah Friedmann

John Oliver's Coverage Of The Cosby Trial Wasn't Nearly Enough

On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver briefly addressed the Bill Cosby trial and the recent announcement that the sexual assault case had ended in a mistrial. However, instead of comme...
By Sarah Friedmann

Charleena Lyles Was Shot After Calling Police For Help

On Sunday morning, Seattle police officers fatally shot a 30-year-old woman after she had reportedly called them to her apartment following an attempted burglary. Family members have identified the wo...
By Sarah Friedmann

There Are Rumors That Trump Might Fire Reince Priebus

Earlier this week, reports emerged that Donald Trump might be considering firing Reince Priebus, his chief of staff. According to POLITICO, Trump has allegedly given Priebus a deadline of July 4 to ge...
By Sarah Friedmann

Trump's Administration Is Ending An Asylum Program That Helps Families

In a move that marks a setback for vulnerable people seeking asylum in the United States, the Trump administration is ending an asylum program. To make matters even more devastating, the program is de...
By Sarah Friedmann

Fatalities From London's Grenfell Tower Fire Have Been Confirmed

A horrendous fire tore through an apartment building in London last night and, sadly, reports are beginning to emerge that confirm fatalities. While the exact death toll from the London Grenfell tower...
By Sarah Friedmann

London Is Dealing With A Massive Apartment Building Fire

A major incident unfolded overnight in London, as a large fire reportedly engulfed a residential high rise building in West London. Over 200 firefighters have been fighting the blaze since 1 a.m. BST ...
By Sarah Friedmann

Here's How To Respond To People Who Blame Andrea Constand

A jury is deciding Bill Cosby's fate, deliberating whether the comedian is guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. As Cosby's trial came to a close and jury deliberations began Monday, ...
By Sarah Friedmann

If Trump Tries To Fire Mueller, It'll Be A Real Mess

On Monday, rumors emerged that President Donald Trump is allegedly considering firing Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who was appointed to investigate the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russi...
By Sarah Friedmann

Dennis Rodman & Kim Jong-Un Might Have The Strangest Friendship Ever

Dennis Rodman is reportedly on his way to North Korea for a visit, something which, while globally significant, is nothing new for the former NBA player. Indeed, his penchant for travel to the isolate...
By Sarah Friedmann

Don't Expect To See The Senate Version Of The AHCA Anytime Soon

In May, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Following the bill's passage, Senate Republicans announced that they would be crafting their own version of a healthcar...
By Sarah Friedmann

The "Kellyanne Leaks" Twitter Account Claims To Have Overheard Conway

Last week, Kellyanne Conway was allegedly overheard revealing off-the-record information about the Trump administration to several reporters at a British embassy party, according to POLITICO. (Kellyan...
By Sarah Friedmann

John Oliver Takes On The Comey Hearing

On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver opened his show by taking apart the biggest news of the week: former FBI director James Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Ol...
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