Posts Categorized: Ending Sex Discrimination

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 »

Catcalling Is Not a Compliment

Writer’s Note: This post is based on my own personal experiences as a white, able-bodied, cisgender woman. Please keep in mind that people with bodies and backgrounds different from mine might experience harassment in different forms and at different frequencies and levels of severity. My intention is not to generalize and make assumptions about the… Read more »

Caitlyn Jenner and Trans Issues

Caitlyn Jenner is here, and transgender issues are being brought to the forefront of the news. Therefore, there are a few things we need to be careful of as we discuss her and trans issues in general. First, passing and transitioning aren’t necessary to be trans, be a certain gender, or be worthy. Transitioning is… Read more »

The fight for a ‘female Viagra’

“It looks to me like there are more hurdles being put in front of this drug than there have been on drugs addressing male dysfunction,” Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, told The Washington Post after flibanserin was rejected a second time. “Obviously, everyone only wants drugs to get on the market if they are proven safe and effective. But we don’t want attitudes to get in the way of a good drug.”