Marielis Mejia

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MEJIA: Efforts must be made to address lack of Black scholars in law

Many schools pride themselves on having a diverse student body, but when looking at their higher levels of education, this image is not the same. Student diversity has become an advertisement that feeds into the needs of substantial change. Law schools have tried to announce their student diversity through brochures, websites and even billboards. The reality is that showing diversity through different forms of media does not hold up to the reality of diversity in law school campuses. 


MEJIA: End of Women’s History Month should not stop discourse

March has been a month to celebrate notable women leaders, our own personal heroines and even women in our families. The whole purpose of this month is to celebrate the vital role women have had in forming history. This is the time to reflect upon our women leaders and the silent operators that do not get recognition for their hand at making a difference. 


MEJIA: Feminism in conflict with consumerism confronts our values

Do I have to put my feminism aside in order to be part of a consumerist society? In the western world that we live in, consumerism is one of the most praised social and economic orders that currently exists. Consumerism has created a system of worth based on purchasing power that values those who are able to spend more over those who have limited resources to purchase. The world of global consumerism that we currently take part is in direct opposition with feminist ideals. 


MEJIA: Black History Month cannot neglect feminist achievements

Black feminism was at its prime during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. To some extent, it has been forgotten by mainstream media and left out of conversations during Black History Month. This month is all about celebrating Black leaders that have transformed history. Common names such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are highly appraised and celebrated. While it is extremely important to celebrate these figures for the tremendous impact they have made in this country’s history, it is equally as important to celebrate the achievements of feminist leaders that were able to mobilize and create change. 


MEJIA: Women’s rights organizations must have intersectionality

Organizations addressing all of the needs of every woman of every background has never been in existence. The formation of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is not an exception to such a claim. NOW, since its beginnings and throughout time, has attempted to target the main concerns affecting women. But, a lack of intersectional approaches to such solutions caused many other groups to be outcast. Equality of outcomes and benefits from the change brought by NOW did not touch all feminist groups. 

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