Deshaun Watson set to make Browns debut in Houston; accusers to attend game

Christian F. Nunes, the president of the National Organization for Women, said in a statement: “If it is truly serious about change, the NFL must address the endemic misogyny that enables and rewards serial predators like Watson. Fines and suspensions are performative, empty, short-term penalties designed to protect the bottom line more than women’s lives. While Watson’s return to the field may signal a return to the status quo for many, we cannot allow these women’s voices, nor the traumas they have experienced to be forgotten.”

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 …