Volume VI/Issue III
FROM THE EDITORS
Once again, the time has come for the Voice to partner with Women’s Law Society in anticipation of its upcoming production of the Vagina Monologues! This year, rather than focusing solely on vaginas (wonderful instruments that they are), WLS chose to expand its week’s programming to cover a range of issues relating to feminism and intersectionality. “Intersectionality Week” was born, and this issue of the Voice dedicates itself to exploring the various issues women faces across a broad spectrum of racial, sexual, and social identities. Our final article details the important work the Reproductive Justice Clinic at UCI Law has performed in service of women across all backgrounds. All proceeds from this year’s production of the Vagina Monologues will be donated to this organization. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Voice will return to its regularly scheduled programming in its next issue (i.e. a hodgepodge of whatever the students of UCI Law feel like talking about), so start brainstorming your next article. We are your mouthpiece!
Jenaun Aboud and Priscilla Gutierrez
WLS PRESENTS INTERSECTIONALITY WEEK
Welcome to the annual WLS-sponsored edition of The Voice! We are going to give you a little bit of background on Intersectionality Week and why WLS decided to do things a little bit differently this year.
HEAR OUR CALL: FEMINISM IS INTERSECTIONALITY!
WLS members and their supporters share why intersectionality and feminism are important to them through a series of pictures.
MY EXPERIENCE AS A WOMAN IS NOT THE SAME AS YOURS
I am a Latina woman and an immigrant. The way people treat me often depends on those three qualities. My life experience is colored by people’s sexism, racism, and xenophobia.
THESE ARE/ARE NOT MY PEOPLE
Their thick black hair cascaded in waves down their backs, and fierce make-up highlighted their dark eyes. They reminded me of birds, preening in the hopes of attracting a mate. I remember thinking, “These are not my people.”
THE RUMOR MILL
Like most of my classmates, first semester of 1L year was a strange period of time for me. Between trying to comprehend Procedural Analysis, creating class outlines, and keeping up with class readings, first semester was like learning a new language. My personal experiences during first semester were even stranger, however, for different reasons.
REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE AT UCI LAW
The Reproductive Justice Clinic at UCI Law provides legal advocacy services for local, national, and international organizations working on behalf of women’s health, equality, and reproductive rights.