Drastic Changes to Title IX Protections – Students Beware

Earlier this year, the Department of Education released Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Title IX revised rule on sexual harassment which greatly limit the responsibilities of schools to respond to reports of sexual harassment and assault. NOW and over100,000 persons objected in writing to the proposed changes which we said will greatly increase the risk of Read more …

Mrs. America – Series Recap

As I read the recent op-ed from Gloria Steinem and Eleanor Smeal in the Los Angeles Times this weekend, I couldn’t help but be struck by how much Mrs. America really did get wrong.   With Phyllis Schlafly as the “protagonist,” the show relies on irony and the incongruency between her lobbying and her personal life to show viewers that the Eagle Forum and STOP ERA are not Read more …

Mail-in Abortion Care During the Pandemic: A Reproductive Rights Victory

A federal court ruled on Monday, July 13, that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must suspend a rule requiring that patients seeking medication abortion—a combination of two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol—must pick it up from their abortion care provider. Instead, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the drugs may now be mailed to patients. Read more …

While a Victory, June Medical Services is Not the Victory we Need

Without a doubt, the 5-4 June Medical Services v. Russo ruling was a significant victory in the pro-choice arena, especially considering the conservative majority in the Supreme Court. However, it is not the victory that we need, a victory that would confirm the legitimacy of both women’s rights to abortion and access to abortion. This Read more …

This summer and every summer, my body belongs to me.

“Every body is a bikini body” has been one of my favorite phrases for a long time.   Growing up, I found that I was most unhappy with my body in the summer. Not only was I unable to achieve that mythical “bikini body” that all the magazines by the check-out counter promised to deliver, I also hated that the Read more …