This Is My Body. For an amazing pick-me-up, check out this video. Women standing up for their bodies and their rights.
Free Preventative Services for Women Start August...
“Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. ET, please join Senator Mark Begich (D-AK), Chairman of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and other Democratic Senators for a Tele-Town Hall on free preventive services for women under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) beginning August 1st. Thanks to ACA, health insurance...
Whatever the cause-and-effect relationship, most... →
Camp ‘Breaking Dawn’ and the ‘Twilight’ of the boys club, Rob Salkowitz
The Clery Act: How Penn State’s Scandal Could...
By: Dani Nispel, Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations NCAA president, Mark Emmert, announced this morning that Penn State Football would not face the “death penalty.” The team would not be suspended for a year, but it would face punishments including a $60 million fine. Some are saying the sanctions against Penn State are more crippling than the “death penalty”,...
Need to find a women's shelter in the United... →
fuckyeah-consent: mentalillnessmouse: For anyone needing a safe place to go to or needing to find resources and/or support groups in their area.
What Would A College Campus Look Like Without...
By: Dani Nispel, Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations What could happen on college campuses if Congress doesn’t pass the real VAWA? When students and parents are looking at colleges and universities to consider, they will have no information about how safe that campus is. They’ll probably read about how many students have internships, the percentage of students...
Perpetrators Don't Discriminate, So Why Does...
By: Maggie Fridinger, Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations Every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten in the United States. One in four women are subjected to violence during their lifetime. Perpetrators do not discriminate in their acts of violence. Women are exposed to domestic violence regardless of race, sexual orientation, income level, and age. Abusers...
URGENT: Survivors of dating violence, sexual...
If you’re a survivor of dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking on college campuses, please consider signing this letter to Congress. It asks Congress to pass the Real VAWA that will provide real protections for college students. You have to sign by midnight TONIGHT!
Abortion Ban Plays Politics with Women’s Health
The House Judiciary Committee has held eight anti-abortion or anti-family planning votes or hearings so far this Congress. This morning, they’re scheduled to make it nine. The Committee will be considering the so-called “District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” which would ban abortion in the District of Columbia at 20 weeks. Read the full article.
Bringing Title IX to Bear on the Problem of Sexual...
Who is responsible for sexual violence in schools? Schools can be liable for such violence under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a general ban on sex discrimination by educational institutions that receive federal funding. Read the full article.
The Petition is Live: Demand Reddit Remove... →
feminishblog: The goal is 10,000 signatures. I’d love it if everybody could not only sign it, but spread the word. I know we can do it! For those of you who are just catching wind of what’s going, hop on in, the water’s warm! Here’s the original post where things are explained. :-) But really, you can find all the important deets by clicking the link! xx
Olympics and Gender-Testing: Helping Women or...
By: Dani Nispel, Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations With all the talk about Title IX lately, it only makes sense to shift our focus to the Olympics. Friday, July 27th marks the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic games. The question on my mind is not how will women do in the games themselves, but how will they be treated? The gender-related issues...
newwavefeminism has new site updates!!
newwavefeminism: Hey all! This summer I’ve been working on expanding this blog to include more pages with resources and educational tools. I always come across so many great resources and I can only blog so much everyday, and after a while the link is off in a tumblr black hole. BUT NOW I have compiled lots of great tools, websites and resources in one place for easy access. More importantly,...
Coalition of Labor Union Women Blog: This is... →
cluw: This is Lydia, our intern Anny’s dog! Lydia wants to be an intern too. With the help of some chicken, Lydia was happy to model a CLUW shirt! No animals were harmed in the making of this post. CLUW does not discrimate based on species- whether you have a dog, a cat or any other pet, we’d… If NCWO had a pet, they would definitely be modeling for CLUW
On the importance of (sex) education for girls →
une-dilettante: “We want girls to read, but we don’t want to provide them with information about their bodies. We want to save girls from female genital mutilation and rescue them from brothels, but we don’t want to know why they choose to sleep with their boyfriends or trade sex for commodities or affection or grades. We want girls to get married later, but we don’t want to talk openly about...