Posts Categorized: Ending Violence Against Women

“Indelible in the Hippocampus”: An Assault Survivor’s Perspective on Lessons from the #MeToo Movement

Trigger Warning: This post contains descriptions of sexual assault and dating violence Just over one year ago, Ashley Judd accused Harvey Weinstein of a pattern of sexual misconduct in the breaking news story that helped ignite the #MeToo movement. Since October 2017, many powerful men including Harvey Weinstein, Larry Nassar, Kevin Spacey, and Bill Cosby… Read more »

The utilization of social media as a means to alienate, intimidate, and bully women into submission cannot be tolerated.

Melissa Chinery and Laura Medlin are two flight attendants who are suing American Airlines for negligence in handling their sexual harassment case. Forbes.com detailed the nature of the Chinery’s and Medlin’s claim. Chinery is a member of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) union. She faced harsh online harassment from male union members and… Read more »

Sexual Violence is a Hate Crime

By Jocelyn Jacoby, President’s Office Intern I strongly believe violence against women, and particularly sexual violence, is a hate crime – and that may surprise people, even feminists. On October 2, 2006 a man walked into an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, County Pennsylvania and shot ten young girls. Charles Carl Roberts IV was 32 years… Read more »

We Can No Longer Be Silent: How Intimate Partner Violence Affects Women of Color

By Amari O’Bannon, President’s Office Intern Recently, one of my fellow interns wrote a fabulous information piece about the rarely acknowledged sexual abuse to prison pipeline. One of NOW’s current missions is to not only spread awareness about our 6 core issues, but also to help people realize the undeniable extent to which these issues… Read more »

What You Need to Know About the Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline

By Angela Myers, Communications Intern The juvenile justice system is criminalizing sexual assault victims. In our juvenile justice system, many, if not most, of the young women placed in the juvenile justice system are victims of sexual abuse. Although in the last 20 years the amount of youths placed in the juvenile system has gone… Read more »

Orlando Shooting: A Response

The day of: 10am – When I see it, I’m holding hands with my girlfriend. I’m checking Facebook over Cheerios on a Sunday morning and I see headlines. 20 dead, in a gay nightclub in Orlando. My blood runs cold. My girlfriend’s bus back to NYC leaves in three hours. I can’t deal with this… Read more »

Let’s Get Real About Gun Violence and Women

By Emily Imhoff, Policy and Grassroots Outreach Fellow When I moved to Washington D.C. from Ohio, close family members and friends became increasingly concerned about my safety. Ignorant of DC gun laws, a family for whom I regularly dog sit suggested I obtain my concealed carry license. One cousin joked over voicemail, “congrats on your… Read more »

Domestic Terror Against Healthcare Providers

By Aurea Bolaños Perea, President’s Assistant Intern   On Saturday, November 28th, 2015 at around 12pm local time, Colorado Spring’s Planned Parenthood clinic was victim of an act of domestic terrorism (let’s call it by what it is), by Robert Lewis Dear who killed three people and wounded nine others. The first thing I thought… Read more »