Some of the issues NOW saw 50 years ago as central to the fight for women’s equality haven’t yet been won in full—and as the movement for women’s rights marches on, it goes without saying that NOW will remain at the forefront.
We must transition from words to action. Here are the ways that you can actively make a difference and provide help in the wake of the Orlando massacre.
As an unabashed Muslim-American manic-depressive, I ask my fellow Americans to reconsider how quickly they rush to blame the presumed other for fostering the ideology that inspired this attack.
RedCycle has, by skipping over the somewhat sluggish and cyclical process of politics, managed to accomplish something most politicians have failed to do: offer tax-free tampons to Americans.
While we have made some significant gains, addressing the remaining challenges requires us to rise up collectively with a shared agenda for action.
Last week, an interfaith coalition spanning 36 faiths came together to deliver one simple, but monumental, message: Women and girls can’t wait for common sense gun control.
There was a buzzing air of positivity at Women Deliver, and such a diverse mix of people spreading ideas and creating partnerships to make collaborative action possible.
I feel strongly that every woman, regardless of age or where she lives, must have the ability to decide her own future— including her reproductive future.
We need to go beyond “safe” issues like education and economics and address the structural factors that prevent women from fully realizing their human rights. We will have to move conversations about challenging sexism and patriarchy and changing power dynamics out of side rooms and onto center stage, into keynote addresses and into the headlines.
The profile below is part of the Ms. Blog’s “Telling Her Story” series for Women’s History Month. Check back throughout March for more profiles of women doing great things in their communities. Life for me is an unbelievable circus, where we are called to perform the daring feats that those before us were afraid to try. —Shanta […]