Posts Categorized: Stopping Violence Against Women

NOW Renounces House Judiciary Vote Undermining Spirit and Intent of VAWA

The National Organization for Women condemns the vote today in the House Judiciary Committee. In a 17-15 vote, the Republican-controlled committee passed a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act that completely undermines the spirit of the landmark bill passed 18 years ago.

Newsweek Glamorizes Women’s Submission

It’s hard to tell what’s more offensive. The haute couture style of the cover photo, which presents the blindfolding of a woman as elegant and refined. Or the accompanying article, which uses the popularity of the book “Fifty Shades of Gray” — which Katie Roiphe describes as the “skinny-vanilla-latte version of sadomasochism” — to speculate that women are not comfortable with power and might even find it boring.

NOW Political Action Committee Proudly Endorses Tammy Baldwin

The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee is proud to announce our endorsement of Rep. Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate. Baldwin launched her bid this week to become the next Democratic senator from Wisconsin, filling the seat of the retiring Sen. Herb Kohl.

NOW Gears Up for National Conference in Tampa, Florida

Hundreds of feminist activists from around the country will gather in Tampa, Fla., for the National NOW Conference from June 24-26, 2011. This year’s conference theme, Daring to Dream: Building a Feminist Future, is centered on advancing the principles that have been steering feminism all along: equality, fairness, opportunity, non-violence and empowerment.