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 When We'll Know If Roy Moore Has Won His Race

On Tuesday, the special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' vacant Senate seat will take place in Alabama. The race, between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, has received a great deal of attention due to the spate of allegat…
By Sarah Friedmann

Roy Moore's Daughter Has Largely Remained Out Of The Limelight

Alabama's controversial special Senate election is rapidly approaching — and the race is receiving a great deal of attention. One of the candidates, Roy Moore, has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women and encouraged to drop out of the …
By Sarah Friedmann

Why Reporting Sexual Assault In College Is Becoming Even Riskier For Survivors

On college campuses, survivors of alleged sexual assault are increasingly facing an additional hurdle after reporting an incident — the possibility of a defamation lawsuit from the accused. The increased frequency of defamation lawsuits against survi…
By Sarah Friedmann

Facebook’s 2017 Year In Review Proves The Women's Movement Is Just Getting Started

This year was an unprecedented one for the women's movement — and, Facebook's 2017 Year in Review further proves that women are taking the world by storm. And with such a strong foundation, there are lots of opportunities to keep the momentum going i…
By Sarah Friedmann

Why Nixon & Clinton Prove That Presidents (Including Trump) Can Obstruct Justice

In an interview with Axios on Monday about whether President Trump knew Michael Flynn lied to the FBI when he was fired, Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, claimed that a president cannot obstruct justice because he is "the chief law enforcement off…
By Sarah Friedmann

Why Billy Bush Thinks Trump Is Basically "Playing Around" With His Accusers' Lives

On Monday's episode of The Late Show, former Today show host Billy Bush told Stephen Colbert that Trump is playing with his accusers' lives by now reportedly denying the veracity of the 2005 Access Hollywood tape. Though he's called out Trump's suppo…
By Sarah Friedmann

No, The "Mike Pence Rule" Will Never, Ever, Be The Solution To Sexual Harassment

Following the wave of sexual harassment allegations against powerful men in many industries, some conservatives have suggested that adhering to the "Mike Pence rule" would somehow prevent harassment from occurring in the first place. In reality, thou…
By Sarah Friedmann

Experts Are Divided On Whether The CVS-Aetna Deal Will Help Or Hurt You

On Sunday, the pharmacy giant CVS announced that it intends to merge with the health insurance company, Aetna. If approved by anti-trust regulators, the merger would constitute the biggest health insurance deal in history. However, along with news of…
By Sarah Friedmann

Rich Kids Apparently Deserve A Tax Break Because They Don’t Waste Money On “Booze Or Women"

During an interview with the Des Moines Register on Nov. 29, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley tried to justify cutting the estate tax by suggesting that doing so rewards investing — and disincentives those who are "just spending every darn penny they have…
By Sarah Friedmann

How Trump’s Census Pick Could Take Voting Power Away From Minorities In 2020

President Trump has chosen University of Texas Political Science professor Tom Brunell to effectively run the U.S. Census Bureau. If appointed, Brunell would take over leadership of the agency and, depending on the approach he chooses to take to the …
By Sarah Friedmann

The GOP Tax Plan Could Put A Huge Damper On Puerto Rico's Storm Recovery

Puerto Rico could soon be facing another hurdle in its recovery from Hurricane Maria. If passed, the GOP tax plan could dampen Puerto Rico's storm recovery, as it seeks to impose a 20 percent tax on goods made in Puerto Rico that are then shipped to …
By Sarah Friedmann

It Actually Snows Sometimes In Hawaii & People Are Intrigued

On Tuesday, the Weather Channel reported that heavy snow is expected (and presently falling) in Hawaii. This report has probably caused many people to do a double take, questioning whether it really does snow in Hawaii. Indeed, snowfall is actually p…
By Sarah Friedmann

Trump Supposedly Hasn't Dropped His "Birther" Conspiracy Theory About Obama

Former President Barack Obama's place of birth is reportedly still being called into question by President Donald Trump, despite the latter having publicly admitted that he now believes Obama was born in the United States (Obama, indeed, was born in …
By Sarah Friedmann

How You Can Help Fight The Slave Trade In Libya & Beyond

Earlier this month, a CNN investigation revealed that migrant slave auctions are occurring in Libya, as people who are fleeing their home countries are being "auctioned off" by captors for hundreds of dollars. This discovery is incredibly egregious a…
By Sarah Friedmann

This Woman With Down Syndrome Made History In The Miss Minnesota USA Pageant

This weekend, history was made when Mikayla Holmgren became the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in a Miss USA state pageant. In addition to breaking barriers, Holmgren, a 22-year-old from Minnesota, also took home two awards from the Miss M…
By Sarah Friedmann

Watch Trevor Noah Takedown Trump's "Pocahontas" Slur For Doing The Unthinkable

On Monday's episode of The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah marveled that Trump somehow made Native American relations "worse," after referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as “Pocahontas.” Trump's reference came across as derogatory to m…
By Sarah Friedmann

Democrats Would Probably Sweep Midterm Elections If They Were Held Today

Congressional Republicans could be facing an uphill battle in the 2018 midterm elections. According to a new generic congressional ballot poll, Democrats would win the midterm elections if they were held today, as the poll shows Democratic candidates…
By Sarah Friedmann

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Will Get Married Even Sooner Than You Thought

On Monday, Clarence House, the residence of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, announced that Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, leaving many to wonder when the royal wedding will take place. Clarence House noted that the nuptials wil…
By Sarah Friedmann

Ivanka Trump Is Visiting India To Support Women Workers & Here's Why It's So Ironic

Next week, the Indian city of Hyderabad will host the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, a joint endeavor by the United States and India. The summit's theme this year is "Women First and Prosperity for All" and Ivanka Trump will deliver the keynote…
By Sarah Friedmann

How #MeToo Is Reviving The Push To Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment

As allegations of sexual assault against a myriad of high-profile men continue to emerge, there is now a renewed push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Advocates note that the pervasiveness of sexual assault, illustrated by the #MeToo campa…
By Sarah Friedmann