The National Organization for Women quickly praised the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the expulsion of Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, but warned Hollywood not to be complacent about systemic abuse of women in the industry.
The National Organization of Women (NOW) has called on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to revoke Weinstein’s membership, saying that “after decades of abusing his power to prey on women, the last place he should be is in Hollywood’s most powerful club.”
“A sexual predator doesn’t deserve the privilege of an Academy membership — and all the opportunities to wield outsize power that come with it.”
Members of the National Organization for Women voted Saturday to elect Toni Van Pelt president of the organization. Gilda Yazzie was elected vice president.
Women’s rights activists from across the U.S. will come together to honor feminist leaders, build organizing skills, and set NOW’s strategic agenda for the year to come. NOW members will also vote to elect the next president and vice president of the organization, with results to be announced Sunday morning.