By Jocelyn Jacoby, President’s Office Intern I strongly believe violence against women, and particularly sexual violence, is a hate crime – and that may surprise people, even feminists. On October 2, 2006 a man walked into an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, County Pennsylvania and shot ten young girls. Charles Carl Roberts IV was 32 years… Read more »
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The day of: 10am – When I see it, I’m holding hands with my girlfriend. I’m checking Facebook over Cheerios on a Sunday morning and I see headlines. 20 dead, in a gay nightclub in Orlando. My blood runs cold. My girlfriend’s bus back to NYC leaves in three hours. I can’t deal with this… Read more »
By Leora Lihach, President’s Office Intern As the millennial generation begins to take center stage in the world, the feminist movement is at risk of severely slowing down. Too many young adults believe that feminism is off-limits to men and a dangerous word for women—”the f-word”, a word that could mean anything in the realm of… Read more »
Amazingly, it has taken 50 years for an honest and fairly comprehensive documentary about the beginnings of the modern women’s movement to be produced, entitled “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.” Director and co-producer Mary Dore with co-producer Nancy Kennedy have put together a straightforward account of the early years, 1966 – 1971, of the Women’s… Read more »
We would like to wish all of our members and supporters a wonderful holiday season and happy new year, on behalf of all staff at NOW! We want to end this year by looking forward to our goals and plans for 2015. We plan on strengthening our grassroots so women have equal access to reproductive… Read more »
Legislation from Congress that threatens women’s reproductive freedom is nothing new to a feminist. However, the Hyde Amendment is particularly dangerous to women in need of abortion care. The Hyde Amendment was passed in Congress in 1976 in response to the 1973 landmark case Roe vs. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. At… Read more »
The holiday season is already upon us. This past Thursday was Thanksgiving, a holiday dedicated to celebrating everything we are grateful for in our lives. Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which occur immediately afterwards, are devoted to snagging a great bargain. But after giving thanks and buying gifts, where are the opportunities encouraging us to give… Read more »
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued guidelines suggesting that more women, as well as greater racial, ethnic and age diversity, be included in research trials by companies submitting drug and device applications for review and approval. Unfortunately, the agency stopped short of requiring that companies have greater diversity in their study populations and to study the drug’s effects in those sub-populations.
Whether you like it or not, social media is here to stay. If you don’t really get it, I feel for you — I’m not a social media expert by any means. However, it seems that these days most people have at least a basic knowledge of how social media works, but not everyone understands its potential.
Old feminism might be about “cranky white women burning bras,” by my feminism was robustly intersectional and lived in the Petri dish of the Internet.