The Gun Epidemic: What We Need to Halt Gun Violence  

June 27, 2022  “Right now, we are at a point where our nation will never be redeemed from this violence until our love of our children is greater than our love of guns and power and money,” Sen. Cory Booker  Tulsa, Uvalde, Buffalo, El Paso, Parkland, Las Vegas, Orlando, Sandy Hook—the list goes on and Read more …

Regardless of What Happens with Roe v. Wade, Low Income Women Already Face Multiple Barriers 

Roe v. Wade is fundamental to safeguarding women’s reproductive rights and protecting women’s autonomy over their lives. If Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court, women across the nation will be deeply impacted in both explicit and covert ways.   Research reveals that financial constraints are the primary reason that American women seek abortion Read more …

A Feminist State of the Union 

(In response to President Biden’s State of the Union address this year, NOW convened a Feminist State of the Union conversation early this spring.  Here is our version of a State of the Union address).  The past two years have seen seismic cultural and economic changes that have tested our values and threatened to unravel Read more …

“Debate” about Trans Girls and Women in School Sports Spreads Transphobia and Bigotry Through the False Lens of “Fairness”

As of the end of April, fifteen states have passed laws banning transgender women and girls from participating in sports, teams7[CW1]. Supporters of these bills claim that it is about protecting the sanctity and fairness of women’s sports, and wrongly assert that trans women are infringing on the rights of women, instead of acknowledging that Read more …

Justice Alito’s Leaked Opinion Foretells an End to Roe v. Wade

Last night, a draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion regarding abortion rights was leaked to the general public. The opinion relates to the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a Mississippi case that places a ban on abortions performed after the 15th week of pregnancy, which was argued before the Court on December Read more …