Louise Raggio fought to pass a landmark law that gave equal rights to Texas women. She was part of the first generation of female lawyers in Texas and the driving force behind the state’s Marital Property Act of 1967, a little-known but influential piece of legislation that gave married women the same rights as their husbands and paved the way for the country’s first unified family code.
Along with Nancy Javaux of the Iowa Crush, Tillman-Brooks is now one of two female head coaches in the IWFL. Tillman-Brooks, who leads the only fully female coaching staff in the league, sees a clear advantage in female coaches for female players: male coaches tend to deploy practices and strategies familiar from men’s football, although female players are different physically and mentally from their male counterparts.
Kelley’s history once again points to the connection between domestic violence and mass shootings. An analysis of mass shootings from January 2009 to December 2016 by Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing gun violence, found that the 54 percent of mass shootings are related to domestic violence, with perpetrators shooting an intimate partner or family member. Everytown’s analysis—which defined mass shootings as incidents with four or more victims, not including the perpetrators—found that from 2009 to 2016, mass shootings connected to domestic violence resulted in 422 deaths, of which 181 were children.