Austerity Budget Cuts Disproportionately Affect Women

NOW president Terry O’Neill was interviewed by Melinda Tuhus of Between the Lines: “On March 8, International Women’s Day, National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill released a statement criticizing governments around the world for balancing their budgets on the backs of women. She called upon leaders in the United States to firmly reject austerity policies that have been economically devastating to women in Europe. She wrote, ‘Call it what you like – austerity, sequester, deficit reduction. I call it a stealth attack on women.'”