VAWA Victory

Today, the House passed the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act. The Senate version was expected to fail, but the Senate VAWA bill won bipartisan support after a split among House Republicans based on their own version of the bill. President Obama expressed thanks for leaders of both parties, and stated that he…

The Stealth War on VAWA

The Violence Against Women Act will be put up for a vote once again tomorrow, after Congress failed to reauthorize it last year for the first time since 1994. House Republicans are now allowing for the Senate version to be put up for a vote, rather than pushing for the House bill , which left…

Flashback to San Antonio

I’d been waiting in the Starbucks with my project partner for an uncomfortable twenty minutes or so, driven to racially profiling customers and even asking one or two if they were the people with whom we were supposed to meet. After we anxiously exchanged ideas about what to do for a few more minutes, a…