How Naomi Osaka’s move resonates with young women in tennis

RESPONSE FROM NATIONAL NOW PRESIDENT, CHRISTIAN F. NUNES: Naomi Osaka, a famous tennis player, recently announced she’s leaving tennis indefinitely to cater to her own mental health needs. What would you say is the significance of this on mental health? How might it impact future athletes?**  Naomi Osaka’s decision is courageous and estimable. However, it shouldn’t Read more …

Commentary: We have to stop enabling and forgiving toxic masculinity

“We must call out toxic masculinity by name when we see it and demand that those who allow this culture to spread unchecked, whether they are individuals, workplaces or social media platforms, are held accountable for their role. When it comes to violent or extremist behavior against women, crimes need to be addressed accordingly, and perpetrators must face consequences.”

Gender bias online is as harmful as ever. Here are a few ways to fight back.

March 8 is International Women’s Day, which celebrates “the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women” and encourages gender parity. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge, which partly calls on people to stand up to gender bias and inequality. In recognition of the day and the negative environment women and people with other marginalized identities continue to experience online, Mashable spoke with gender equity experts to learn about ways you can challenge the internet’s status quo.

NOW Commemorates Black Feminist Trailblazers This Black History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Black History Month, NOW is excited to engage our grassroots in efforts that will move the country forward on racial justice issues. With a new administration in place, we know we must prioritize making progress towards ending police brutality, protecting Black trans and queer people, ensuring the health of Black mothers, and generally affirming, in both our words and our Read more …