The central tenet of reproductive justice is that every woman has the right to have children, not have children, and to parent the children we have in safe and healthy environments.
Posts Categorized: Stopping Violence Against Women
The current crisis at the southern U.S. border has been all over the news as thousands of unaccompanied children have been apprehended. This crisis is yet another reminder of why we need comprehensive immigration reform and why immigration is a feminist issue.
The police killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri is the latest horrific example of the crisis in racial justice that betrays our most fundamental principles of freedom, fairness and equality.
Last week, Kate Clancy, a professor of anthropology and the University of Illinois published a study examining the experiences of geologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, and other scientists while doing fieldwork. While her work shows that sexism in the workplace is alive and well, it also sheds some light on some of the reasons why women are underrepresented in the sciences.
Two and a half weeks ago, I was thrilled to open the annual conference of the National Organization for Women in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuquerque felt like the perfect place to meet up with activists and map out action plans to move the feminist agenda forward. Just a year ago, the women of Albuquerque formed an emergency coalition, Respect ABQ Women, to fight against a dangerous municipal anti-abortion ballot measure.
NOW condemns the Supreme Court’s cavalier disregard for the physical safety – the lives, even — of women seeking abortion care and the health care providers who serve them.
Will’s op-ed on the growing movement to reform campus policies on sexual assault is ignorant and misguided. Instead of viewing the rise in sexual assault education on campuses as positive reform, Will suggests that it is merely a ploy to “make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges.”
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is urging The Washington Post to drop George Will’s column after he made light of the issue of campus sexual assault and suggested that some colleges are making “victimhood a coveted status.”
The National Organization for Women called for Will to “take a break” from his column, maybe go sit in a corner, think about what he’s done.
The National Organization for Women is calling on The Washington Post to drop George Will’s column after his controversial claim that sexual assault on college campuses “make victimhood a coveted status” that “confers privileges.”