The broadcastHER section aims to provide a feministic point of view on social and political issues. To be a feminist is not to think women are better, but rather an attempt to transcend from stereotypical gender roles. Intersectional Feminism accepts and fights for other social issues such as people of color and the LGBTQ community. We must "lift as we climb", as explained by Angela Davis.
The First Woman Vice President
By: Danielle Rodriguez
Kamala Harris is the first woman vice president elect which is history in the making. It’s been a hundred years since we got the right to vote and to be able to say a woman (and the first Black and Asian American) was elected vice president of the United States is truly astounding. Her first speech to the nation was truly aspiring and something I will remember for the rest of my life “But while I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.” This nearly made me cry because her words probably inspired so many young girls including myself and that just made me so happy. If you told me a year ago today that we would have a women vice president I wouldn’t have believed you because the white house has only held a male vice president so to have a women vice president it is very exciting and brings so many aspirations to young girl across the world. Society needed to have a Women Vice president it was overdue and it is truly history in the making. This will change our future maybe the next president of the United States will be a woman.
DOCTOR. Jill Biden
By: Danielle Rodriguez
On December 11 ,2020 an opinion piece came out about our future first lady regarding her doctorate and I’m here to offer my opinion. If she were a man Joseph Epstein wouldn’t have questioned her doctorate and I truly believe that. This story would have never been written about a man and Epstein’s misogynistic views towards Dr. Jill Biden are appalling but the fact he is even disregarding her achievements is something that many women face on a daily basis no matter what title they hold. The article is not just sexist but ignorant it isn’t a problem when men used the title as they earned it after long years of studies. It should not be a problem if a woman earns it the same way. Getting a PhD isn’t easy and takes years of hard work she has every right to own the title without being criticized. Not to mention WSJ is defending Joseph Epstein’s opinion piece calling it “fair comment” when he referred to her in a demeaning and unprofessional name such as kiddo is disgusting. Women have been facing skepticism for their achievements for there whole lives and that needs to end the misogyny in professional setting needs to end. In the words of our future first lady Doctor. Jill Biden “Together, we will build a world where the accomplishments of our daughters will be celebrated, rather than diminished.”
By: Danielle Rodriguez
A Catholic conservative taking the seat of a feminist icon, Judge Amy Coney Barret is currently undergoing the confirmation hearing to be appointed Supreme Court justice but how would her views lead her to rule on issues? Amy Coney Barret has made Catholicism central to her intellectual identity which raises questions about how she would rule on cases such as abortion and LGBTQ+ rights but she’s made it clear that “I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come.” but is that really her motive? If Amy Coney Barret is confirmed to the Supreme Court, she will raise the number of Catholic’s currently on the courts to six which could have the potential to override Roe V. Wade. She even stated in 2013 that she believes life begins at conception so what does that mean for women? If you haven’t had the chance to watch the confirmation hearings, I’ll summarize it for you. Sometimes what a nominee won’t say is as telling as what they do say. Barret’s silence further proves she has no indication to protect abortion rights. She was willing to say loving was correct, that just signifies the significance of her refusal to say the same about the same-sex marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges? What does that say about her? Should a Supreme Court justice have bias due to their religion?
Amy Coney Barret would be the youngest justice (48) and could serve for many decades. If she were to be confirmed, women’s rights and LGBTQ+ rights would be in jeopardy. Not to mention her take on Climate Change Senator Kamala Harris asked Judge Amy Coney Barret a series of questions such as if she thinks the coronavirus is infectious and whether smoking causes cancer which she did agree on but then asked her about climate change “climate change is happening and it's threatening the air we breathe and the water we drink” Barrett’s response was rather a controversial one, even if she meant for it not to be in simpler terms she didn’t express her view she stated “a very contentious matter of public debate, and I will not do that, I will not express a view on a matter of public policy, especially one that is politically controversial”. Climate change is real and in effect scientists say that climate change is caused by people burning fossil fuels and it is getting worse. A climate change case is already on the Supreme Court docket and will come before Judge Barrett if she is confirmed. Would that be too “Politically Controversial” for her to decide on?
Amy Coney Barret's Confirmation Hearing
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Ida B. Wells
By Autyana Bollier
Ida B Wells was a black woman activist, journalists and researcher back in late 19th early 20s. While alive she battled things that we today still struggle with on some notes, which are sexism, racism, and violence. Born on July 6th, 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi and was strictly born into slavery do to the Civil War. She lost half of her family to the yellow fever in 1878 in her hometown.
Three of her friends who were black shop owners who competed with white shop owners were killed because of high popularity. Ida, being tired of everything, exposed everything happening in America to the rest of the world. While losing both of her parents and infant brother to yellow fever she took on a job teaching to help take care of her brothers and sisters. Eventually, she moved her sibling to Memphis, Tennessee while she continued to work her job teaching.
In 1884 Wells-Barnett filed a law suit on a train car company for unfair treatment. She has been thrown off from the first class cart even though she did have a ticket and even though the case was not open, it was heading to a federal court case. After she was finding out about the violence against black men she was threatened so bad she had to move away to Chicago Illinois.
In 1893, she joined other African American leaders calling for boycott of the world’s Columbian exposition. They accused them blocking the African Americans and negatively the black community and later in 1895 she married a famed African American lawyer Ferdinand Barnett having four children. She now traveled internationally sharing her stuff about lynching on foreign audiences. She remained a woman activist and became the founder of the national association of colored women’s club which was made to address civil rights and women’s right to vote. Sadly, her named is not mentioned in the official founders and sadly she passed away on March 25th, 1931.
Activism Art by DHS Alumni
"Art has a long history with activist movements of every kind and, in many cases, the art created to spread information and awareness are what linger when the day is done and protesters head home. According to Tate Galleries, the activist art is created to offer a “form of political or social currency, actively addressing cultural power structures rather than representing them or simply describing them.” Ai Weiwei, Favianna Rodriguez, The Guerrilla Girls, Shepard Fairey, Paul Nicklen, Nan Goldin, Dadaists, Keith Haring, Diego Rivera, Kara Walker, Edgar Heap of Birds, and many more artists and artists groups have created such currencies through their art, visual and otherwise."