NOW is a proud supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment and prioritizes Constitutional equality in our work. We are closer than ever to having the ERA enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, giving women explicit protections in our nation’s highest law. The progress we are making towards women’s equality can be lost at any time because those advances depend on legislation that can be (and has been) weakened or repealed by Congress.
“The new Trump/DeVos rule is unfair, discriminatory, and places all students in danger. It not only makes it harder for survivors to achieve proper justice, it favors the side of the accused, further silencing and traumatizing the victim. It is rooted in the deep misogynist myths that victims are liars and that victims in some way play a role in their own abuse. I hope that the courts ill stop this ill-conceived and punishing rule.”
The status of women has profoundly changed, but this is what is at stake to lose if there’s a return to Taliban power.
Two kinds of revolution are taking place on Capitol Hill. Both are led by women, and both are transforming politics. But we must remain aware of the old fashioned sexism that threatens to derail these advances.
President Trump made it perfectly clear that one of his priorities in nominating justices was their likeliness to overturn Roe v. Wade.