Posts Categorized: Economic Justice

The utilization of social media as a means to alienate, intimidate, and bully women into submission cannot be tolerated.

Melissa Chinery and Laura Medlin are two flight attendants who are suing American Airlines for negligence in handling their sexual harassment case. Forbes.com detailed the nature of the Chinery’s and Medlin’s claim. Chinery is a member of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) union. She faced harsh online harassment from male union members and colleagues… Read more »

My Chair is Made of Plastic: Black Women’s Seat at the Feminist Table – Part I

Black women have been at the forefront of advocating for progressive platforms this election season. Let’s honor their work and commitment to equality by becoming aware of the racism that exists in feminist spaces I had the fortune to attend the March for Black Women on September 29th. I went with a crowd of Black… Read more »

Kavanaugh: A Threat to Women and Our Constitutional Right to Privacy

The danger that Judge Brett Kavanaugh poses to reproductive health and freedom in the United States cannot be overstated. It cannot be over-publicized, over-discussed, over-analyzed, or over-protested. His nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States will not only threaten the rights of women to control our own bodies but ultimately endanger our health… Read more »

The “G” Word Isn’t for You: How “Gypsy” Erases Romani Women

By Naomi P., Communications Intern Being an ethnically ambiguous person comes with a lot of privileges; however, answering the constant questions about my identity is not one them. Like many other exoticized women, I am asked on an almost daily basis: “What are you?” and “Where are you from?” followed up with “No really, where… 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 »

Education or Criminalization?

By Nairi Azaryan, Communications Intern A pipeline is a human made structure, moving substance swiftly and uninterrupted from point A to B. The school to prison pipeline does just that, sending young children of color, disproportionately girls, from school to incarceration. It exists as infrastructure to institutionalized racism, reinforcing the subordination of women of color…. Read more »

Allies in Equality—Him and Her for Each Other

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 »

Right on the Money: Making Women on the $20 Bill a Reality

By Hannah Brown, NOW Government Relations Intern Woman on the $20 Bill? – Mark your calendars, folks. In 2020, to note the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, a woman (gasp!) could be featured on the ten dollar bill. Meanwhile, other advocacy groups strongly believe that honoring a historically-significant woman on the… Read more »

Two Million Voices Ring Out for Social Security Expansion — And That’s Just the Beginning!

Yesterday I stood in front of the White House along with Reps. John Conyers (D-MI) and Donna Edwards (D-MD), leaders of the Economic Policy Institute, MoveOn, Democracy for America and other allies to deliver a petition signed by over 2 million Americans in support of expanding Social Security. The petition drive was co-sponsored by more… Read more »

“Leaning in” won’t liberate us

The term “lean in” has been used fairly regularly in feminist discourse. It originated in a book published by Sheryl Sandberg that discusses factors that hold women back in the workforce and how women, she says, often hold themselves back. And I largely disagree with her. One of the main ideas in this book (and… Read more »