In 1971, I drove my best friend to have an illegal abortion. Terrified that she would be injured or killed, I had no choice. It was an illegal abortion or suicide. I drove her home and sat up all night watching for any sign of bleeding or fever. Morning dawned anew....
INTRODUCTION In 2018, I represented a 16-year-old boy in juvenile dependency court who wanted to be declared an adult. He also said he wanted to become a girl because he liked cooking, wearing make-up, and arranging flowers. I said I most definitely was a girl and had...
Understanding Christian Nationalism: Is the Constitution in Trouble?
Dianne Post has another frank and honest article about how prostitution is a criminal act that needs to be abolished and rooted out from our society because its victims are mostly women and children. The unspeakable abuses they go through mostly go unrecorded. It's...
This first part of a two part article aired in the AZ India Times in September 2019. http://azindiatimes.com/epaper/epaper/edition/61/september/page/10
! By: Guest Opinion " August 16, 2019, The Capitol Times A resolution in Congress to extend the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) H.J.Res 38 has five co-sponsors from the Arizona delegation: Rueben Gallego, Raul Grijalva, Ann Kirkpatrick,...
The Phoenix Police are Completely Out of Control. A Report from the Community Meeting. By Dianne Post, Attorney, Central Phoenix National Lawyer’s Guild The Phoenix mayor and police chief called a community “listening” forum on June 18 at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church....
Police shootings in Phoenix
Link to my new article is here: https://readersupportednews.org//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=52784
Dianne will participate in a conference in Israel on October 22-24, 2018 with other international experts to discuss the proliferation of international surrogacy and the United Nations response.
ARIZONA CAPITAL TIMES Non-discrimination policies not about wedding invitations or sandwiches ! By: Guest Opinion " July 26, 2018 Free speech is under attack from the U.S. Supreme Court while the Arizona Court of Appeals got right. The Janus v. AFSCME 5-4 decision...
My article on why we still need the ERA in spite of the 14th Amendment was published in six other publications from Maine to Houston to California. Brooklyn Daily Eagle (NY)...
Here is part two of three parts of my interview with Lisa Landra about women's rights especially surrounding custody of children. https://youtu.be/P0d1Bu041eQ
Justice Scalia said in 2010 that the equal protection provisions of the Constitution do not protect women. Until 1971, courts ruled that in fact the Fourteenth Amendment did not give women any protection. Reed v. Reed, the first successful case, started a change. By...
At a meeting in early December 2017, the director of the Department of Corrections said that Hickman’s Family Farms, an egg production business in Buckeye, AZ, was having a hard time keeping workers because transportation to the rural location was difficult. Their...
What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open. Muriel Rukeseyer.
Why did 63% of white women in Alabama vote for Roy Moore? The accusations against him were many, long-standing, and serious. The exit polls said the women who voted for Moore did not believe the women who accused him of abuse. It’s not unusual that women don’t believe...
As allegations of sexual harassment continue to flood into society, let’s be clear that sexual harassment is not the problem but the symptom. The problem is patriarchy in which women are defined as less than men; in which the disease – power imbalance – is what causes the symptoms i.e. domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, infanticide, femicide, prostitution, etc.
A friend of mine got married and I told her to “be careful about that.” She was furious with me saying that I was questioning her choices and had no right to do that. I was dumbfounded that she would be angry at my comment. Since then, I have been thinking...
Why we need the ERA today.
The American Dream for Women: when will it arrive? An article about the 14th Amendment equal protection provisions and the Equal Rights Amendment.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (New York and Boston) [email protected] TEL: 617-652-0876 Cholera Victims’ Advocates Denounce UN’s Evasion of Responsibility in Kosovo BOSTON, May 26, 2017 -- Advocates for cholera victims in...
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Human Rights Advisory Panel’s recommendations on Kosovo The Secretary-General would like to reiterate his appreciation for the valuable work of the Human Rights Advisory Panel, which examined...