The NFL Must Stop Enabling Predators Like Deshaun Watson

It is unacceptable, insulting, and dangerous—but not surprising—that Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will face merely a 6-game suspension—with no fines—following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct made by more than two dozen women.  The NFL and the multi-billion-dollar sports industry have a vested interest in enabling sexual misconduct, assault, and violence.  They even Read more …

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, NOW Vows to Fight Digital Online Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and eliminating sexual assault and violence against women is one of NOW’s core issues.   Oftentimes, society only views sexual assault in physical spaces. However, we must take into context how women are unprotected in digital realms as well. That’s why the National Sexual Violence Resource Read more …

Uniting against gender-based violence

Gender-based violence, at its core, is about power and control, said Bear Atwood, vice president of the National Organization for Women. With domestic violence specifically, “intimate relationships are the place where there’s the most access for a person to exercise power and control.”

We Must Not Abandon Afghan Women And Girls

Washington, D.C. — Our hearts are breaking for the women and girls of Afghanistan.  As the Taliban completes its total takeover of the Afghan government, women face terrible danger and risk. The advances in women’s rights over the last 20 years are now void as Afghan women are already reporting that they are like prisoners in Read more …

Team USA’s Sexual Misconduct Shame

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Olympic athletes dedicate their lives to compete against the best in the world, and they should never feel threatened by a member of their own team. But that is precisely what happened for the U.S. fencing team, who were forced to stand beside a teammate with a long history of aggressive behavior, including multiple accusations of sexual assault.    Despite being Read more …