We owe it to our military personnel — here at home and abroad — to provide an environment free from the threat of sexual assault. They need to know that we have their backs. It’s the least we can do for those willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for us.
Posts By: National Organization for Women
Without the votes of women, the only people ever to be elected President of the United States would be white, middle aged men.
Here’s how that all adds up: women work hard, meet their responsibilities, follow the rules — and still, too often, can’t save for things like a down payment on a house in a good school district, or their kids’ college education, let alone their own retirement.
But in the real-life disaster that in the Republican Tea Party’s government shutdown, “women and children first” is the order in which victims of the shutdown are selected.
As my husband began the long and tiresome road to recovery, it became clear to me how fortunate I was to have the option and the means to stay home and help my husband convalesce. I knew that millions of women throughout the United States do not have that option, forcing them to choose between earning a paycheck or quitting their jobs to stay home and care for a sick child, spouse, partner or parent.
Even as conservatives tone down their anti-woman rhetoric to the public, their harmful policy positions stay in place.
But it would have been easier to find Knight guilty of sexual harassment than it was to find him guilty of sex discrimination and, since I want so badly for Nelson to have won, I wish that’s the route her attorneys had taken.
The war on women is alive and well in Toledo, Ohio. For years there have only been two abortion clinics in the city: the Center for Choice and Capital Care Network. But long-held state legislation requiring transfer agreements with local hospitals recently forced the number down to one. The Center for Choice closed in June.
Who am I to call Taylor Swift out for only halfway fighting the feminist fight? I’m clinging onto any slight sign of feminism from a woman who is clearly not interested in empowering anyone other than herself.
His co-sponsorship may have been an accident — almost like an accidental friend request — but support for the ERA should be uncontroversial.