Feminist and human rights lawyer Rhonda Copelon died of ovarian cancer this month, at just 65, but she had plenty of time to leave her fiercely feminist mark on the world. Her friend and colleague, Charlotte Bunch, has a beautiful piece up about her legacy at the Women’s Media Center. An excerpt:
Friends and colleagues long ago recognized her keen intellectual acumen, her legal and political strategic brilliance, and her unswerving advocacy in the pursuit of justice. It’s true that her perseverance could drive us crazy when, late at night in a women’s caucus for the UN World Conferences, she would raise a critical point that clearly needed our attention after a document had already gone to the printer. But her generosity of spirit would bring us around more often than not–besides, she was usually conceptually right.