WASHINGTON, D.C. –– You have no privacy. You have no rights. Your body belongs to the state. That’s the message Missouri women are getting with the news that the state is monitoring the menstrual cycles of women who receive abortion care from Planned Parenthood. The state health director, Randall Williams, kept a spreadsheet tracking the menstrual… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Ending Sex Discrimination
This isn’t a wage gap. It’s wage theft. And it’s not only stealing money from women, it’s stealing their future.
According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, women who hold full-time jobs in the United States lose a combined total of more than $915 billion every year because of this wage gap.
National Organization for Women head Toni Van Pelt wrote in an email that she welcomed Gates’ investment, saying: “The more we see women in positions of power and influence, the more it will become the norm rather than the exception.”
“Black women are still not fully recognized in their authentic selves for the unique and powerful assets and experiences they can contribute,” said Christian F. Nunes, Vice President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and chair of NOW’s Racial Justice Committee.
“The wage gap is a blatantly unfair vestige of a patriarchal labor system that haunts women’s economic potential throughout their lives. …That is why we desperately need the Paycheck Fairness Act.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ninety-nine years ago we finally saw the end of men’s denial of women’s fundamental right to vote. Through 150 years of organizing, protesting and perseverance suffragists broke the unjust constraints on women’s constitutional rights as citizens. As we near the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote being enshrined in the constitution, we… Read more »
“The fix is in to elevate Gen. John E. Hyten,” Toni Van Pelt, the president of the National Organization for Women, said in a statement, “despite credible accusations of sexual assault made by an officer under his command.” She called on the committee to allow Colonel Spletstoser to testify publicly.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) in soccer made history by winning their fourth World Cup trophy, but the legacy of discrimination against women athletes continues. This is one reason NOW is standing up in support of two important pieces of legislation that would help female athletes finally get the compensation they deserve. The USWNT, led by… Read more »
The National Organization for Women (NOW) endorsed the measure. “We urge House members to join in co-sponsoring this legislation and hope that the GOALS Act is quickly adopted into law, and we look forward to working with Reps. Matsui and DeLauro on this important piece of legislation,” a spokesperson said in a statement.