Why Are Republicans Fighting the Violence Against Women Act?

Didn’t think it would get this bad, did you? Really, who would have thought that in 2012 we would be debating over what should be a common sense issue like domestic violence. Ten years ago if you had asked me if this would be something we’d have to worry about, I would have (naively) said no. But here we are! Senate Republicans are trying their very hardest to block the reauthoriazation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and keep us lady folk down – literally. Read More Why Are Republicans Fighting the Violence Against Women Act?

The Trials of a Woman Lawyer

Hi, my name is Cesy, I am a woman and I am a lawyer. Since I began practicing eight months ago, I’ve had a glimpse of how hard it can be to be a woman lawyer and I wanted to share what I’ve seen and heard with you all. It appears that the lot of women in the law has improved matters for sure, but there is much that is still problematic. Read More The Trials of a Woman Lawyer

Zitkala-Å a: Nom de Defiance

Forced to inhabit multiple worlds, Zitkala-Å a dedicated her life to art and activism, challenging authority and exposing corruption in a government that did not consider Native Americans worthy of raising their own children, preserving their own cultures, or accessing citizenship and legal rights. Read More Zitkala-Å a: Nom de Defiance

Miné Okubo: Citizen 13660

In the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which created military zones covering one-third of the nation. At the behest of nativist groups, opportunistic politicans, and military leaders, a series of presidential proclamations followed which defined Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants as “enemy aliens.” Read More Miné Okubo: Citizen 13660

What “Loving,” And Loving, Are All About

Mildred Jeter was just 18 years old when she fell for Richard Loving, a 24-year-old bricklayer and friend of her older brothers. At the time, neither Richard, who was white, nor Mildred, who was of African American and Native American descent, realized that the state of Virginia banned interracial marriages. Read More What “Loving,” And Loving, Are All About