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National Organization for Women

What's Good for Women Is Good for the Nation: Jobs, Livable Wages and Equal Pay

Terry O'Neill | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Workers who make less than a livable wage can't set aside savings for a rainy day, let alone a rainy year and counting. This problem is compounded for women by the fact that they work their whole lives at unequal pay.

Amanda Terkel

New 'Super Congress' Will Have Just One Woman Member | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women comprise more than half of the population of the United States. Yet Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) will be the only woman sitting on ...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Pawlenty's Fundraising Slapshot | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

Hey, everyone! Do you enjoy hockey? Probably lots of you do! Now, do you enjoy Tim Pawlenty? Okay, well, for the two of three of you who find yourselv...

Women Hurt Most by Debt Deal Cuts to Medicare, Social Security, Tuition Aid (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.05.2011 | Women
Democracy Now!

The debt ceiling agreement reached this week by the White House and Congress could deal a serious blow to women's well-being, according to leading women's rights groups.

Alex Becker

AARP Slammed For Giving Ground On Social Security | Alex Becker | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Social Security advocates are furious with AARP for signaling it might support reducing benefits as part of a deal to maintain the solve...

Amanda Terkel

Where Are Women In The Budget Negotiations? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Who's missing from the list of lawmakers and administration officials involved in budget negotiations? Women. Vice President Joe Bide...

Washington Insiders Break the Silence on Violence Against Women in V-Day DC A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer 2011

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Diana Mao

V-Day is a global, activist movement to stop violence against women and girls and the catalyst behind creative events that revitalize the spirit of anti-violence against women organizations.

Rush Limbaugh Boycott Gains Steam

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rush Limbaugh's imitation of the Chinese language during a recent speech made by Chinese President Hu Jintao has stirred a back...

Roe v. Wade v. Silence

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenna Henry Hansen

I live in a country where it is OK to distribute "WANTED" posters that not only display photos of abortion service medical providers, but include their names and addresses.

The Most Important Election of 2011: Mayor of Chicago

Terry O'Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Terry O'Neill

It takes resolute determination and abiding faith in our democracy to put yourself on the line. These are some of the qualities I most admire about U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun.

Put Women in the Constitution

Terry O'Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

The harsh reality is that men like Antonin Scalia, John Boehner and other right-wing ideologues are determined to use their power to keep women down. That is why we need an explicit guarantee of equality for women in the Constitution.

Hooters SUED: NOW Goes After Chain For Catering To Kids | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The National Organization for Women filed complaints against local Hooters restaurants Thursday, but not for exploiting its scantily clad waitresses b...

Deception in Advertising: Local Sex Ads and Human Trafficking Victims

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Anti-human trafficking advocates say that explicit advertisements in many of New York City's local publications fuel brothels.

When Women Don't Vote, Extremists Win

Terry O'Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

At least eight candidates currently on today's ballot are on record saying that if elected, they will work to eliminate abortion rights, even in cases of rape, incest or to protect a woman's health.

Do You Love What You See When You Look in the Mirror?

Terry O'Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Terry O'Neill

Women and girls spend billions of dollars every year on cosmetics, fashion, magazines and diet aids. But these industries can't use negative images to sell their products without our assistance.

NOW Endorses Brown, Wants Him To Fire Staffer Who Called Whitman A 'Whore'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

While calling a woman a "whore" isn't exactly the best way to win over the National Organization for Women, Democratic California gubernatorial candid...

Why I Delivered 1500 Baby Bottle Tops to Alan Simpson

Terry O'Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

We just can't have someone with obvious animosity toward women and seniors making important decisions on Social Security.

NOW Calls For Paterson To Resign

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY and VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — An unfolding scandal threatening Gov. David Paterson and his administration claimed its second public safety official Tuesday whe...

Why Is CBS in Bed With the Religious Right on Super Bowl Sunday?

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Rowe

After accepting an anti-abortion commercial from an evangelical organization, CBS rejected a humor-driven commercial from a gay dating site in which two apparently straight men make out as they celebrate a touchdown.

Say NO to the Fast-Track Commission

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley B. Carson

WASHINGTON, DC - On Tuesday, January 19, 2010 OWL, AFSCME Retirees, AFT Program on Retirement and Retirees, Alliance for Retired Americans, American A...

The Merits of a Plas-Tax Over a Bo-Tax

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Annabelle Gurwitch

The Bo-Tax is being touted as a way to help solve the health care budget crisis, presumably because a very small percentage of cosmetic procedures are covered under some insurance plans (unfortunately, not mine).

Women vs. Girl

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

While feminists made "woman" a hard and fast rule, could it be time to reopen the case? Could we be coming to a time when we need to reclaim "girl" to embrace all of the woman that we are?

Another Problem with No Name: Boomers and Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Brent Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Green

Given extraordinary economic pressure to continue working beyond traditional retirement age, older workers nevertheless confront entrenched obstacles to staying employed and finding jobs.

General Cucolo, Women at War, and Baby Makes Three

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trish Kinney

If women can be punished and sent home, away from the duty that they promised to uphold in their military oath, because they become pregnant, then should they be sent overseas if they have small children, especially infants?

Abortion Is New Front in Health Care Battle

Wall Street Journal | FAWN JOHNSON and LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most versions of the Democratic health plan would create subsidies for lower-income people to buy private health insurance. If that insurance includes...