Posts Categorized: Media Activism

NOW Launches Expanded Media Hall of Shame

The National Organization for Women is re-launching its popular online Media Hall of Shame. With the help of NOW members and other website visitors, we will be on the look-out in the mainstream media for instances of sexism, racism, sexual exploitation, violence against women and other offenses. Frequent posts will highlight the latest offenses, giving people a chance to rate them and urging activists to write to the media outlets to express their outrage.

NOW Foundation Celebrates Love Your Body Day on Oct. 15

For over a decade now the National Organization for Women Foundation’s Love
Your Body campaign has put countered the unrealistic beauty standards, gender stereotypes and sometimes harmful images imposed by media and advertisers with a simple but powerful message to women and girls — Love Your Body. On October 15, we celebrate another year in our campaign to educate and encourage women and girls to say no to negative stereotypes and yes to awareness, health, and a positive body image.

The National Organization for Women Foundation Celebrates Love Your Body Day’s 10 Year Anniversary

October 18 marks the tenth anniversary of the National Organization for Women Foundation’s Annual Love Your Body Day (LYBD). For the past ten years, the Love Your Body Campaign has promoted healthy body images for women and girls through creative actions and consumer education. The campaign calls for women and girls to be in control of what makes them feel healthy and comfortable with their bodies, on their own terms and not based on unrealistic images promoted by advertisers and the mass media.