|The cover of the June 29, 1998 issue of TIME
Magazine asks "Is Feminism Dead?" The articles inside answer
the question with a resounding "YES!" Perhaps a magazine that unapologetically
promotes the sexist notion that men rule world with their "Man
of the Year" awards should be expected to sabotage feminism by pronouncing
its demise. Maybe it's unreasonable to think that a publication touted
among journalism's elite would bother to contact the country's largest
feminist organization before writing the movement's obituary.
NOW has a different answer to TIME's question. While TIME might wish that feminists and feminism would go away, we are far from dead! Feminism is vibrant and thriving and making unprecedented gains for women and girls.
From assembly lines to boardrooms, NOW has played a key role in winning victories for women plagued by discrimination in the workplace. NOW's Women-Friendly Workplace Campaign made historic breakthroughs in the highly visible sexual harassment cases against Mitsubishi and Smith Barney. When anti-abortion terrorists attacked women's health clinics, NOW headed for the streets, the courts and Congress. We organized activists to stand-up for women's rights and to defend clinics. We successfully sued the anti-abortion racketeers using the RICO statute. And we lobbied Congress to pass the Freedom to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE). NOW's unique approach of combining action in the streets with more conventional means of social change has resulted in key victories.
|We are asking feminists across the country to stand
up and be counted! Tell TIME that you, and the movement, are alive
and well. Send a clear message that feminism is alive and TIME is out of
touch. There are several opportunities for you to speak-out:
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