Times have changed since the publication of “The Feminine Mystique.” However, Friedan’s words still resonate today.
Posts By: National Organization for Women
By now, Super Bowl ad watchers have grown accustomed to GoDaddy producing one of the most shamelessly exploitative commercials every year. The internet company faithfully uses blatant sexual come-ons involving well-known women to brew up controversy before the game and draw viewers onto its website afterward.
More than half of the people in the United States eat out at a restaurant once per week and 20 percent eat out two or more times a week. Before ordering their next meal, there are a few things restaurant-goers should know.
Blog for Choice Day gets more people reading and talking about reproductive rights online on one of the most important days surrounding a woman’s right to choose: the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision, when the Supreme Court ruled that abortion should be legal.
The ad shows a picture of a rifle with the words “Consider your man card reissued.” That’s not a feminist claiming men are more violent than women — that’s the maker of an assault weapon telling men they aren’t really masculine until they’ve got a deadly gun in their hands.
With so many issues hanging in the balance, this election was very stressful for me. On a personal level, the most important issue was the threat of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. I have epilepsy, for which I have to take very expensive medicine. I’m not the only one with this story, so it baffles me that anyone would want to let so many people go without lifesaving health insurance.
For women who experience date or marital rape, they are no less assaulted or victimized than those who have been raped by a stranger. Yet, time and time again, their cries fall on deaf ears because of their relationship to the rapist.
A new school year is fast approaching, and it’s time to get back into that school mindset. Among the many things kids will need to relearn, they should certainly review how to be a feminist at school. Here are some important issues to keep in mind as you, your daughter, or another girl in your life gets ready to go to back to the classroom.
“From what I understand from doctors [pregnancy as a result of rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” – Rep. Todd Akin, who is currently running as the Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri.
In late July, reproductive rights activists stood strong against anti-abortion terrorist group Operation Save America, which had set out to harass the women’s clinics of Charlotte, N.C., for a solid week.