By Nairi Azaryan, Communications Intern A pipeline is a human made structure, moving substance swiftly and uninterrupted from point A to B. The school to prison pipeline does just that, sending young children of color, disproportionately girls, from school to incarceration. It exists as infrastructure to institutionalized racism, reinforcing the subordination of women of color…. Read more »
Posts Categorized: Title IX/Education
Here’s what I care about regarding emails and Hillary Clinton — it’s what’s in my inbox. I’ve been hearing from a lot of women who are proud of Hillary Clinton’s lifelong commitment to preventing violence against women. Lately, they’ve been telling me they like what they’ve seen and heard about her vision for preventing the alarming… Read more »
By Jessi K. Axe, NOW Government Relations Intern Update: World Champs! – On Sunday, in the most-watched soccer event in U.S. television history, more than 26 million people tuned in for the Federation Internationale de Futbol Association (FIFA) Women’s World Cup Final between the United States and Japan. The U.S. team made history by scoring… Read more »
Trigger warnings: sexual assault, rape, violence, suicide, harassment, sexual violence Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is coming to a close. April is the designated month for sexual assault awareness, and yet not many Americans seem to be talking about it. In a time where politicians think rape is a component of a great party… Read more »
The number of women with high amounts of student loan debt has increased — from 38 to 53 percent from 2001 to 2009.
A new school year is fast approaching, and it’s time to get back into that school mindset. Among the many things kids will need to relearn, they should certainly review how to be a feminist at school. Here are some important issues to keep in mind as you, your daughter, or another girl in your life gets ready to go to back to the classroom.
I want to write an uplifting piece about loving one’s self. Disclaimer: This is not that piece. Like any other twenty-something, I am easily distracted when on the Internet, and I stumble upon a whole different issue.
In honor of the 25th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 2, the NOW interns decided to take a personal look at the law that has benefited so many women. Signed into law in 1972, Title IX created major changes in our education system.
On July 21, the American Association of University Women cheered a court decision announcing that cheerleading is not a sport.
Women can perform just as well in math and science as men. However, we often hear the opposite sentiment . . . so I warmly welcomed the recent news of Elizabeth H. Blackburn and Carol W. Greider wining the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine.