There are some beliefs, no matter how sincerely held, that should simply not be respected by any government. A “belief” that targets and endangers a specific demographic group that has historically experienced discrimination is no more than a religious mask for bigotry. Just as we reject the use of religion to justify racial and homophobic bigotry, the same is true for gender bigotry as well.
Posts Categorized: Ending Sex Discrimination
In a signing ceremony at Rosie the Riveter State Park near San Francisco, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law today the strongest pay equity protection in the U.S. With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Brown smashed one of the biggest barriers to equal pay for work of equal value.
Patti Singer writes for USA Today: “‘The one thing I thought of was the Anita Hill hearings,’ O’Neill said. ‘Guess what happened after those hearings. We ended up with the most women in the United States Congress that we ever had. I think that needs to happen again.’”
There are many paths toward gender equality for all women and girls. But before we in the U.S. presume that’s only a problem in the developing world, let’s take a closer look at our own backyard.
The decision was welcomed by some doctors and women’s advocates, who said they hoped it would open to the door to more drugs to help women with sexual problems.
‘Clearly we need more than just one medication — women need to have an array of choices that meets their specific medical needs,’ says Terry O’Neill of the National Organization for Women. ‘So with this success I think there will be more development of more medications. And that is all to the good.’
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is launching its “Women for Hillary” grassroots effort this weekend in New Hampshire, and the National Organization for Women is all in.
The feminist movement has historically been divided into “waves” to distinguish between the biggest or most visible goals and ideals of each successive ebb and flow of the movement. Some say we’re currently still in the third wave of feminism, while others believe we’ve entered into a new, fourth wave distinct from the Riot Grrls… Read more »
By Jessi K. Axe, NOW Government Relations Intern Update: World Champs! – On Sunday, in the most-watched soccer event in U.S. television history, more than 26 million people tuned in for the Federation Internationale de Futbol Association (FIFA) Women’s World Cup Final between the United States and Japan. The U.S. team made history by scoring… Read more »
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 »
I have privilege, and I have a lot of it. As a white, cisgender, upper-middle-class, able-bodied woman, I have a lot of advantages in society that other groups do not. Because of this, I am continuously striving to be a good ally to groups to which I do not belong. (I’m not perfect at this,… Read more »