“Shame on them.” That’s what Rep. Sandy Adams said when she was told that more than 300 organizations and government agencies helping victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking opposed her version of reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, H.R. 4970.
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The National Organization for Women condemns today’s passage of H.R. 4970, the House Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill.
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.
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.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is at it again. In addition to playing a major role in the right-wing war on women, the all-male hierarchy of the Catholic Church is trying to silence an organization dedicated to helping women and men who have been victimized by clergy.
In the wake of the recent appalling Penn State University child sexual assault allegations, the national leaders of the National Organization for Women join Pennsylvania NOW in calling on the school to expand the composition and goals of the committee tasked with investigating these allegations.
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 deplores the decision to drop Nafissatou Diallo’s charges of sexual assault against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. This miscarriage of justice exhibits all the hallmarks of a society that tolerates sexual violence by blaming and shaming the survivors.
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.
NOW calling on Dominique Strauss-Kahn to resign or be removed immediately from his position as managing director of the International Monetary Fund.