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.”

It is More Vital Than Ever to Recognize National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month, 2021

As the COVID –19 pandemic raged this past year, an increased number of American women endured an ongoing plague of sexual assault. This public health and human rights crisis affects everyone – women, girls, transgender women, transgender men, men, boys, and nonbinary individuals. It is particularly devastating for Black, Indigenous and communities of color, where the criminal justice system is badly compromised by the profound intersections of systemic racism and Read more …

NOW Applauds Biden Administration for Prioritizing Gender Equality

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As we celebrate International Women’s Day, the National Organization for Women (NOW) applauds President Biden’s new executive orders, which are a major advance towards gender equity and gender equality here in the United States.  They reverse the Trump administration’s searing damage when it narrowed Title IX rules to give new rights to the accused, reduce liability for schools and make it easier for schools to escape accountability, denying survivors the justice they deserve.  By establishing the White House Gender Read more …