In the movement to remove a judge considered unfit to provide justice to survivors of sexual assault, those who spoke at the rally–as well as the 1.2 million people who signed that petition, and the hundreds of thousands who have signed others–stand witness to and part of an active movement declaring that they will no longer silently endure a system that prioritizes the well-being of perpetrators over that of their victims.
A new video from the Together Women Can initiative—launched by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg as a companion campaign to her feminist book Lean In—calls on all women to stand in solidarity with one another and #LeanInTogether.
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.
Perhaps celebrating our differences and coming together through the democratic process in the interest of self-government is a revolutionary act, but it’s also deeply American.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Justice Department announced a lawsuit against the State of Michigan on the grounds of systematic gender discrimination against women corrections officers. The lawsuit shows that existing efforts to stop institutional sexism in the state—and around the nation—aren’t enough.
While 2016 saw a US milestone with the presumptive nomination of Hillary Clinton, in Iceland, a woman on the ballot is not such a big deal.
Becoming a more visible advocate for girls and young women has taught me a great deal. As it turns out, I’m still no angel. But I have come to realize that that might just be a good thing.
Today’s Supreme Court Victory Also Spotlights the Importance of the Upcoming Election for Abortion Rights
Today certainly marks a victory in the fight for reproductive rights—but this ruling is also a stark reminder of how precarious our progress remains.
The Stonewall Inn, and the rebellion there, became the iconic turning point that ignited the long, arduous battle towards equality for all members of the LGBT community.
Included amidst the speculation about whom Hillary Clinton will choose as her running mate is an oft-repeated question: can she choose another woman?