Posts By: National Organization for Women

Meet Our Writers: Summer 2016 Interns

This summer, our interns will be writing weekly and sharing their young feminist voices. Meet our 2016 summer interns!         Name: Emily Kilheeney School: Hofstra University, class of 2018 Particular advocacy issue you’re concerned with: public policy, voter mobilization, intersectionality, reproductive justice, sex education, Planned Parenthood advocacy What feminism means to you:… Read more »

Intern Spotlight – Leora

  Feminism to me is the belief in equality between all people of all races, sexualities, and socioeconomic backgrounds—it is the belief that we are all equal because we are all human. Feminism is therefore also the effort to reclaim the power denied to many different people, not just women. It’s about taking back our… Read more »

Intern Spotlight – Tara

  “If not me, who? If not now, when?” Emma Watson’s question at the end of her speech still echoed in my heart. She was launching a UN Women movement named “HeforShe”, inviting male members of the world to join a feminist campaign. I could not agree more with her proposal. Born and brought up… Read more »

Intern Spotlight – Nairi

  Feminism to me, as a student of Politics, is a critical theory. Feminism to me, as an Armenian-American woman, is an everyday practice and embodiment. Both understandings, though taken differently in context, serve to inform one another. I am grateful that I receive an education within my Politics department at the University of California,… Read more »

Intern Spotlight – Brittany

  Feminism to me means equality among everyone. Equality in the household, workplace, and in everyday interactions is essential. Throughout my life, my mom has been one of my biggest role models. She has not only shaped the person that I am today, she has also shaped my view of feminism.   An Ode To… Read more »

Intern Spotlight – Charlotte

  People ask me all the time when, how, or why I became a feminist. I have always been a feminist. There wasn’t one specific day in my life that brought me to the movement. Adding up the discrimination I have experienced, and the discrimination I have seen other women and people experience, feminism appeared… Read more »

Intern Spotlight – Hailey

  “I’m Not a Feminist…” “…but I am for equal rights.” “…because feminism is for angry girls.” “…feminism is a dirty word right now, and I don’t want to associate myself with that.” “…because I’m not a man-hater.” “…because I don’t need feminism.” In our day and age, the number of times I hear sentences… Read more »

Intern Spotlight – Josey

  I was born and raised in an inner city neighborhood called Boyle Heights, which is east of Los Angeles. It is a neighborhood that is rich with Latino culture, but also populated by families who live at or below the poverty line. A neighborhood where many young women are dropping out of high school… Read more »

Words Matter

By Maxine Todd, NOW PAC Intern Even with a strong feminist history, it is still hard to fully deconstruct implicit biases we’ve all been socialized to have. Since elementary school girls who talk too much are looked down upon as social butterflies or chatty cathys who gossip too much, while boys can talk just as… Read more »