Today is International Women’s Day, a global day to honor and celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women. Observed since the early 1900s, it marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. This year’s campaign theme, #BeBoldForChange, implores us to help build a more inclusive, gender-equal world. It also coincides with the “Day Without a Woman” general strike, organized to bring attention to the inequalities women still face, including lower wages, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. Women in thirty-five countries are participating in the strike.
In honor of Judge Nancy Gertner's retirement, here are some videos of her talking about her legal career, including her first case as a lawyer and how she became a judge.
Judge Nancy Gertner discusses her life as a defense lawyer, what it meant to her to defend women, and the different paths Gertner and Justice Sotomayor took to becoming judges.
On sale today: Nancy Gertner's In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate.
Mentions for books older, books new, and books eagerly anticipated… In the Boston Globe, US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner discussed the anticipation and controversy surrounding her upcoming memoirs, In Defense of Women, which will be published in April. David...