When women challenged gender roles, things opened up for men, too. “The women’s movement showed that women didn’t want to be restricted by their gender role, and it’s opened things up for men to not be restricted as well — they can be stay-at-home dads, they can be nurses,” said Bonnie Grabenhofer, Vice President of NOW.
Posts Categorized: Ending Sex Discrimination
In preparation for President Obama’s trip to Saudi Arabia, NOW–along with several other non-profits–signed onto a Congressional letter urging our president to confront the Kingdom’s human rights abuses, which include “violations targeting women.”
“If people have to go outside their insurance plan to pay for birth control, that’s a healthcare issue, it’s an economic issue and it’s a workers’ rights issue.”–Chitra Panjabi, Membership Vice President of NOW. Read more from Chitra on how Hobby Lobby’s corporate claims come at the expense of workers’ rights.
Printable PDF March 19, 2014 This document was produced by the NOW Foundation. The U.S. Senate turned back legislation offered by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand that would assign sexual assault cases to specially trained military prosecutors, removing them from the chain of command. Gillibrand’s bill, The Military Justice Improvement Act – S. 1752, had the support… Read more »
There has never been a woman chair of the Fed, and correcting that inequity is long overdue, but it’s also true that Dr. Yellen is the best person for the job, male or female.
But it would have been easier to find Knight guilty of sexual harassment than it was to find him guilty of sex discrimination and, since I want so badly for Nelson to have won, I wish that’s the route her attorneys had taken.
Think about and compare the two time periods: 1945 to 1963 and 1997 to 2013. One would assume–hope, even–that more advancements for women would be made in the second period than the first, and yet we’re falling short.
Workplaces aren’t always safe or comfortable environments for women, and women’s concerns aren’t always taken seriously. Sexual harassment may have a name, but we don’t always recognize it.
The wage gap is a continuation of race and gender discrimination, regardless of whether women “choose” part-time or minimum wage jobs.
By now, Super Bowl ad watchers have grown accustomed to GoDaddy producing one of the most shamelessly exploitative commercials every year. The internet company faithfully uses blatant sexual come-ons involving well-known women to brew up controversy before the game and draw viewers onto its website afterward.