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  • Unpaid Internships are a Feminist Issue

    At a recent board meeting, NOW board members and officers approved a budget that includes a paid internship program at NOW’s National Action Center. This was an exciting and important step towards economic justice and pay equality, but it didn’t come until we, as feminist activists and nonprofit workers, grappled with some hard truths about... Read more »

  • LGBTime Machine: India

    Note: This post is part of a series. Read more about the LGBTimeMachine series here.  By Sabeau Rea, Communications Department Intern After an unusually smooth flight, the ship touches down, at our newest destination. By touches down I, of course, mean, slams itself against the ground like a toddler really in need of a four-hour... Read more »

  • We Don’t Have to Be The Same

    By Rachele Merliss, PAC Intern “What woman here is so enamored of her own oppression that she cannot see her heelprint upon another woman’s face?” -Audre Lorde, The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism   Lately, at meetings of feminist groups, I’ve noticed a pattern of silencing and exclusion. It starts with someone asking... Read more »

  • The “G” Word Isn’t for You: How “Gypsy” Erases Romani Women

    By Naomi P., Communications Intern Being an ethnically ambiguous person comes with a lot of privileges; however, answering the constant questions about my identity is not one them. Like many other exoticized women, I am asked on an almost daily basis: “What are you?” and “Where are you from?” followed up with “No really, where... Read more »

  • LGBTime Machine: Ancient Rome

    Note: This post is part of a series. Read more about the LGBTimeMachine series here.  By Sabeau Rea, Communications Intern “… And so I said, Time Traveler?! I barely know her!” Our LGBTime Machine groans to a rattling halt, and through the windows of the ship we can just make out the Nile River in... Read more »

  • Creating a More Feminist Science

    By Kathryn Gimborys, Government Relations Intern On April 22, 2017, thousands of scientists and individuals participated in a “March For Science” in Washington, D.C., with hundreds of additional satellite marches and actions taking place throughout the country. A direct response to the current administration’s disregard for scientific facts in policy-making decisions, the March sought to... Read more »

  • We Cannot Afford to “Agree to Disagree”

    By Mica Annis, Vice President’s Office Intern Since childhood I have been taught that it is often best to shy away from conflict for the sake of harmony. I would even argue that most women are socialized (even in feminist environments) to be as non-confrontational as possible. Growing up in a progressive, feminist family, I... Read more »

  • Paid Family Leave Only Works When it Works for All Families

    By Hannah Tennies, National Action Program Intern Growing up in a household with a single mother means that time off is hard to come by, let alone paid time off. Without federal Paid Family and Medical Leave only about 13% of private sector workers have access to paid leave in the United States (“The Economics... Read more »

  • Sexual Violence is a Hate Crime

    By Jocelyn Jacoby, President’s Office Intern I strongly believe violence against women, and particularly sexual violence, is a hate crime – and that may surprise people, even feminists. On October 2, 2006 a man walked into an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, County Pennsylvania and shot ten young girls. Charles Carl Roberts IV was 32 years... Read more »

  • LGBTime Machine: Ancient Greece

    Note: This post is part of a series. Read more about the LGBTimeMachine series here.  By Sabeau Rea, Communications Department Intern Welcome back. We swirl around the vortex, bumping into clunky bits of time as the wobbly LGBTime Machine  hurtles us towards our newest (well, I guess oldest if you want to be literal about... Read more »