Posts Categorized: #HERvotes

From Chile to the USA—Recognizing Feminism’s Most Intrepid Duo

  I recently wrote a blog post about my feminist hero and Chile’s first female president, Michelle Bachelet. This woman came of age watching her country fall into the grip of tyranny. She personally suffered the monstrosities of Pinochet’s dictatorship—as the daughter of a murdered general, the prisoner of torturing interrogators, and finally, the exile… Read more »

A Message to My Fellow Voters: Let Us Make Some History of Which to be Proud

By Leora Lihach, President’s Office Intern During this election year, I think our country resembles a scene you couldn’t make up—a case of life being stranger than fiction. Let’s take a look: An African American president is struggling against a Republican-dominated Congress, and the Supreme Court’s most right-wing Justice bid us farewell in almost poetic… 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 »

A Hillary Clinton Story That Matters

Here’s what I care about regarding emails and Hillary Clinton — it’s what’s in my inbox. I’ve been hearing from a lot of women who are proud of Hillary Clinton’s lifelong commitment to preventing violence against women. Lately, they’ve been telling me they like what they’ve seen and heard about her vision for preventing the alarming… Read more »

Ending Violence Against All Women

Anti-violence legislation may never be perfect, and many of the neediest women will suffer without ever knowing what recourse the law guarantees them. That’s a tragedy. But when survivors, advocacy groups and legislators can pinpoint ways to expand legal protections and improve programs to those underserved populations, responsible lawmakers should follow through.

President Obama: Don’t Cave in to Bishops

President Obama will soon decide whether to approve a broader refusal clause under the new health care law that would allow organizations to deny contraceptive insurance coverage for their employees on religious or “moral” grounds. Regulations adopted earlier this year already contain a sweeping refusal clause for certain religiously-affiliated non-profits, but the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is pushing for more.

Personhood Amendment Threatens Women of Mississippi, Hits Home

Mississippians will vote on the statewide question: “Should the term ‘person’ be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof?” This dangerously radical ballot measure would outlaw abortion and some widely used forms of contraception, placing women’s lives in grave danger.