Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Blog 9: Loretta Lynch: Still No Vote?

Women around the world face different injustices every single day. Many may think that it is just in the Middle East, the rest of Asia, and Africa but women are still treated unequally right here in the United States. In this country women in some ways are still bound to gender roles and face discrimination.

Loretta Lynch has been waiting for over 150 days for her nomination vote as attorney general, which will make her the first African American woman to become nominated for the post. Many people are confused on why there has been such a delay. Many feel like it may be due to her views regarding women. Many women traveled distances to go to the nation’s capital, Washington DC to confront the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell about the delay. Since the women did not have an appointment with Senator McConnell they were in danger of being removed from the building by capitol police, but the deputy chief of staff and communications director for Mitch McConnell, Don Stewart agreed to sit with the women and hear them out.  The meeting only lastly mere five minutes with the women demanding a vote. One of the huge issues is that other nominees have been confirmed though the senate has been involved in heavy topic debates. Stewart stated that there will be a vote but after the human trafficking bill. Some believe that it is due to the anti-abortion provision that is opposed by Democrats, and some believe it is just due to the fact that she is an African American woman. Lynch’s supporters continue to aide her and push for her nomination.

Women in the US are still facing unfair treatment and at this time especially Loretta Lynch. Along with her controversy there is also an issue of equal pay for women to be pushed. A fight that US women have been fighting for a long time. 

Illyana Massey
4/15/15  8:15 pm

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