• Peace Corps Volunteers and Abortion Coverage

    After seeking medical treatment for the pelvic inflammatory disease that came as a result of the rape, Carcano discovered she was pregnant. She was told that if she chose to have an abortion she would have to pay for it on her own.

  • #DigiFem2: Social Media and Feminism

    Whether you like it or not, social media is here to stay. If you don’t really get it, I feel for you -- I’m not a social media expert by any means. However, it seems that these days most people have at least a basic knowledge of how social media works, but not everyone understands its potential.

  • The Gloves Are Off: Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby

    Welcome, ladies, to the 2014 NOW Showdown! It’s going to be a tough rumble between two very influential fighters, and the crowd is loving it.

  • Media Hall of Shame: George Will, Syndicated Columnist, Perpetuates Rape Culture on College Campuses (UPDATED)

    Will’s op-ed on the growing movement to reform campus policies on sexual assault is ignorant and misguided. Instead of viewing the rise in sexual assault education on campuses as positive reform, Will suggests that it is merely a ploy to “make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges.”

  • Obama to Make LGBT Rights Executive Order

    President Barack Obama has begun drafting an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination against LGBT employees of federal contractors.

  • #RealPay and Inclusive Feminism

    NOW's #RealPay campaign was meant to draw attention to how race affects the gender pay gap, but it was also meant to highlight what "mainstream" feminist discourse has been struggling with for decades: inclusion.

  • Transgender Healthcare: Forgotten and Inaccessible

    My close friend Shane recently began the transition process and described it to me as “overwhelming” and “difficult to achieve.” His parents, although entirely supportive of his transgender identity, could not help much financially with the transition. Without a job -- and his parents unable to contribute -- Shane wondered how he would pay for monthly prescriptions of hormones, blood work to monitor his health, and eventually surgery.

  • How Feminism (and NOW) have Helped Men

    To celebrate Father’s Day, we at NOW wanted to highlight the many ways in which everyone in our society – yes, including men – have benefited from the feminist movement.

  • Separate Spheres in Sexual Health: Women with HSDD Left Without Options

    While we've got a century of distance from the Victorians, our social norms have not advanced as much as we'd like to believe. We still see sex, especially female sexuality, as something taboo at best and nonexistent at worst.

  • Wisconsin Declares Ban on Same-Sex Marriage is Unconstitutional

    On Friday, June 6 a federal judge ruled Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.