CEDAW adopted locally in San Francisco!

As someone who has been interested in local and global feminist issues for a number of years now, I have heard much about how CEDAW (the United Nations Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) has been ratified in 187 of 194 UN member states, and the US is not one of them. Even Afghanistan, with questionable allegiance to securing women’s rights post-9/11, ratified CEDAW. Continue reading CEDAW adopted locally in San Francisco!

Archived: How does gender come into play among politicians?

**Note: I recently sorted through some old blog posts that I either never posted, or that were posted on an old blog. So I will be adding a few here just to have them all in one place. Enjoy!***

October 16, 2010:

A recent Washington Post article details several incidents lately in which congressional and gubernatorial candidates have accused their opponents of not being ‘manly’ enough. Continue reading Archived: How does gender come into play among politicians?

Review of “My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor

Although I do not have any special interest in law, “My Beloved World” was still a great read for me, and could be for anyone interested in how a very accomplished person got to where she is, especially as a woman and racial minority. Using stories from her childhood and adulthood, Sotomayor describes her journey to the Supreme Court, starting from the projects in the Bronx and navigating through her college years and her early days as a prosecutor and judge. Continue reading Review of “My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor