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 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 …

We Must Defend Roe—Before It’s Too Late

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today is the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade that recognized the Constitutional protection of an individual’s right to abortion care.  It’s up to us to ensure that today isn’t the last time we mark this occasion—before a new conservative majority on the Supreme Court strikes it down.    In recent years, state legislatures Read more …

NOW Commemorates MLK Day and Reaffirms Commitment to Racial Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NOW reaffirms our commitment to continue fighting for racial justice and the lives and rights of Black people across the nation. In the last year, we have seen the impacts of structural racism dominate the news cycle again and again. From the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people of color, to the murders of George Read more …