Action Alert
Answer TIME Magazine's Question, "Is Feminism Dead?"
June 23, 1998

 
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: 
  • Send an E-mail message to the editor of TIME at letters@time.com
  • Go to their web site and participate in their feminism poll: http://pathfinder.com/time/polls/feminism.html
  • Fill in your name and address on our postcard; these postcards will be delivered to TIME. 

  • Mail this postcard to: 
NOW 
1000 16th Street NW, Suite 700 
Washington DC 20036 
202-331-0066 
  • Flood TIME's snail-mail box and fax machine with letters of protest.
TIME Magazine Letters
Time & Life Building
Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020
fax: 212-522-8949
If you purchase the magazine, use the pre-paid response card and scribble a message across the subscription form. 
DON'T FORGET TO GET ACTIVE IN NOW & OTHER FEMINIST ORGANIZATIONS. A SURGE IN OUR NUMBERS IS THE BEST ANSWER TO TIME'S UNTIMELY OBITUARY
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