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 House To Approve Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NOW salutes Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) for introducing the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021(VAWA), which will fund critical programs that support survivors.     VAWA’s authorization expired in 2018, but the scourge of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crime remains. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, one 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 …

NOW Joins Repro Blueprint Coalition to Applaud President Biden’s Executive Actions on Sexual and Reproductive Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Organization for Women (NOW) joins a diverse coalition of organizations to applaud President Biden for taking the first steps to undo the harms of the previous administration’s dangerous and restrictive policies that robbed countless people of the right to control their own bodies and access sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion.    Rescinding the Read more …

NOW Condemns the Unjust Execution of Lisa Montgomery

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The middle-of-the-night execution of Lisa Montgomery, hastened by the rush-to-execute mandate of Donald Trump’s Justice Department, was a shock to our system of fairness, justice, and decency.  In any other week, it would have been the worst imaginable example of such desecration.  Donald Trump’s abuse of power corrupts everything he touches, and Read more …