Posts Categorized: Ending Sex Discrimination

No More Than a Religious Mask for Bigotry

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.

FDA Approves First Drug To Boost Women’s Sexual Desire

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.’

Hey Feminism, what’s new?

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 »

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Wins 5-2, Loses 17-1 in Pay

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 »

“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 »