The Washington Post Features a Piece by GWS and HIST Professor Jennifer Brier on Women’s Role Amidst COVID-19

The Washington Post’s political history blog “Made by History” features a piece by Jennifer Brier, UIC professor and director of gender and women’s studies and professor of history, who writes about the important role women will play in dealing with COVID-19 and that our understanding of HIV/AIDS was skewed by failing to include them more in the response. She notes that “it is not just their experiences that should inform our response today. Women who have been medical (and political) subjects of HIV/AIDS also have much to teach us during our current pandemic. Historically, women have been at the forefront of fighting to keep communities and families healthy.” (subscription required)