Posts By: National Organization for Women

FDA: Where are the Women?

First publicized over thirty years ago, the lack of women in clinical trial research of drugs and devices is still a serious problem. As CBS’s Sixty Minutes reported on May 25, we now know that women sometimes respond very differently to prescription drugs than men.

Flashback: Over One Million March for Women’s Lives

In the weeks leading up to the March for Women’s Lives, organizers knew the event would be one of the largest of its kind ever in Washington, D.C. Marchers were coming by car, bus, train and plane from all over the United States and even the world. But no one could predict exactly what heights the attendance would reach.

Making Equal Pay a Reality: The Paycheck Fairness Act

Today, April 8, is Equal Pay Day. It marks how far into 2014 the average white woman in the United States must work to make the same amount of money that the average white man in the United States made in 2013. Equal Pay Day is 98 days into the year. (Yes, you read that right.)

In 2014 women still get paid considerably less than their male counterparts performing the same or substantially equal work. It is embarrassing that the wage gap hasn’t been adequately addressed in the half-century since the Equal Pay Act was passed.

Chained CPI of Fools

The White House has confirmed that President Obama won’t include the “chained CPI” (a formula for reducing cost-of-living adjustments in Social Security benefits) in his 2015 budget. This is a huge relief for women over 75, people with disabilities, and military veterans, in other words some of the most vulnerable among us.