Posts Categorized: Feminist History/Achievements

The Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade Reminds Us Women’s Lives Are At Stake

WASHINGTON – On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade, recognizing the Constitutional protection of a woman’s right to abortion care. Forty-six years later, Roe is still the law of the land—but just barely. Since Roe, state and federal lawmakers have attempted to pass hundreds of restrictions… Read more »

Meet NOW at the Women’s March and Support the ERA

Join the National Organization for Women in Washington, DC, as we march in the Women’s March to achieve equality. 2018 challenged our movement in myriad ways, but we rise, in 2019, as strong and unified as ever. Our dedication to the Women’s March and the principles of unity that it represents is unwavering. On January… Read more »

NOW’s Support For The Principles Of The Women’s March Is Unwavering, But Clarification On Leadership Is Essential

WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Women (NOW) was proud to be a sponsor of the historic Women’s March that took place following Donald Trump’s inauguration, and of the subsequent March last year.   NOW has a long history of support for grassroots actions and street protest. NOW brought 750,000 abortion rights supporters to Washington… Read more »

Today Is the Anniversary Of The Voting Rights Act—But For Too Many Women Of Color, Voting Rights Are Far From Secure

The Voting Rights Act passed on August 6, 1965.  For African American women, this was meant to deliver on the promise of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was intended to guarantee women the right to vote.  The Amendment’s promise of suffrage for women, unfortunately, did not protect indigenous women and women of… Read more »

LGBTime Machine: India

Note: This post is part of a series. Read more about the LGBTimeMachine series here.  By Sabeau Rea, Communications Department Intern After an unusually smooth flight, the ship touches down, at our newest destination. By touches down I, of course, mean, slams itself against the ground like a toddler really in need of a four-hour… Read more »

LGBTime Machine: Ancient Greece

Note: This post is part of a series. Read more about the LGBTimeMachine series here.  By Sabeau Rea, Communications Department Intern Welcome back. We swirl around the vortex, bumping into clunky bits of time as the wobbly LGBTime Machine  hurtles us towards our newest (well, I guess oldest if you want to be literal about… Read more »