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.”

NOW Calls on Governor Andrew Cuomo to Resign

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo must resign. He is unfit to serve as the leader of his state for another day. The National Organization for Women (NOW) stands with the brave women who have shared the abuse they suffered at the hands of Andrew Cuomo. They came forward despite a society that favors the accused over the accuser – particularly if they are 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 …

NOW Celebrates International Women’s Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Organization for Women takes this International Women’s Day to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world and the obstacles we have had to overcome on the journey.  This year has been a difficult one for women, who have been hard-hit by the physical, emotional, and financial damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic. Women Read more …

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.