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National Organization for Women

Some History Behind Women's History Month

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Who are some history-making women who were unafraid to rock the boat? Many of them were instrumental to the growth and success of the National Organization for Women. Here's a timeline that is worth remembering with pride as we celebrate Women's History Month.

A Road to Progress Paved by a Woman Who Wouldn't Take 'No' for an Answer

Letitia James | Posted 04.09.2014 | New York
Letitia James

Shirley Chisholm was a woman who never took "no" for an answer. And just as importantly, she was a principled woman who could find common ground even with people who were diametrically opposed to her.

The Threat to Reproductive Health Care -- Part 1

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

As we observe the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision, it's vital to remember that every woman has the right to have the children she wants, raise the children she has, plan her own family and make her own health care decisions. That means women must have the social, economic and political power to pursue their goals.

Walmart Workers Will Make History on Friday as America Confronts Growing Inequality

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The Black Friday rallies and demonstrations represent a dramatic escalation of the growing protest movement among employees of America's largest private employer. But they also represent the vanguard of a sharp challenge to the nation's widening economic divide.

JFK'S Contribution to Women's Rights -- and What He Might Want Us to Do Next

Terry O'Neill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

The cause of equality for women is an important part of John F. Kennedy's legacy, and I hope that women everywhere join me today in thinking about how President Kennedy would want us to continue the work he began fifty years ago.

Yellen Now Fed Chair Front Runner, WSJ Reports

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen is now the front-runner for the chair nomination, sources told the Wall Street Journal on Monday. This com...

The Case for Janet Yellen Gets Stronger Every Day

Terry O'Neill | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

There has never been a woman chair of the Fed, and correcting that inequity is long overdue, but it's also true that Dr. Yellen is the best person for the job, male or female.

Social Security Turns 78 Today! Will It Make It To 80?

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Some in Washington are still obsessed with undermining this essential foundation of retirement security in America.

Zach Carter

Obama: Larry Summers Would Make Excellent Fed Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against rumors that his former economic adviser Larry Summers has "the inside track" among ...

The Power of Pissed-Off Women

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Our goal is nothing short of radical inclusiveness, as we work to build an organization, a movement, and a society that values diversity and upholds respect for every single woman and girl, no matter where she comes from, what she looks like, where she works or who she loves.

A Common Enemy

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 09.29.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Business leaders, women's groups and labor unions have joined forces in an effort to convince voters that former governor Eliot Spitz...

A Common Enemy

The New York Times | Posted 07.30.2013 | New York

Alarmed by Eliot Spitzer’s momentum in his unexpected bid to win citywide office, an unlikely coalition of business leaders, women’s groups and la...

The Simple Thing Women Can Do To Change The World

Posted 06.28.2013 | Women

Erin Matson believes that women can change the world -- with a little perseverance. Matson, Action Vice President of the National Organization for...

Criticisms of Obama Cabinet's Lack of Diversity are Rooted in Inaccurate Identity Politics

Brian Jencunas | Posted 07.06.2013 | College
Brian Jencunas

The president's cabinet should be judged for their ideology, experience, and character, not because of what boxes they check off on their census form.

Obama: FDA Decision On Plan B Leaves Me Feeling 'Very Comfortable'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama extended support on Thursday for the FDA's decision to institute age 15 as the new limit for over-the-counter sales of Plan B. ...

Speak Up, Speak Out Against Rick Ross and Date Rape

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

Rick Ross has the right to be an idiot and express himself as such in his music. Conversely, we also have the right to not allow it in our homes, or in our lives.

John Celock

Lawmakers Advance More Abortion Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives voted to advance legislation adding new restrictions to abortions in the state Tuesday. T...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Advance Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee advanced a sweeping anti-abortion bill Thursday after removing a provision that would have banned abortion clinic worke...

The Feminine Mystique and Women's Equality -- 50 Years Later

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.20.2013 | Books
Peter Dreier

Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique -- published 50 years ago this week -- catalyzed the modern feminist movement and catapulted its author into becoming an influential and controversial public figure.

N. Jerin Arifa: Islamophobia Encourages Violence Against Women

V-Day | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
V-Day

There is significant and well-justified concern within the feminist community and beyond about Muslim women's rights. Just look at what is happening in countries like Afghanistan.

Laura Bassett

Women's Groups Take On NRA 'Stranglehold' On Gun Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Gun control has not traditionally been considered a "women's issue." But in the wake of one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, women...

Why I'm Fighting For Divorce Reform

Beverly Willett | Posted 01.13.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

The election is over, but our nation remains as divided as ever. In my view, however, the number one problem facing America today is not the deficit or unemployment or health care. It's family instability.

The Gender Gap Rules 2012 Election

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

Don't be fooled that the gender gap -- the measurable difference in the way women and men vote for candidates and in the way they view political issues -- is disappearing. To the contrary, it is driving the 2012 election.

Women Voters Want to Know Candidates' Records, Not Slogans

Linda Hallman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Women
Linda Hallman

If women are powerful enough to determine the outcome of the election -- and we know that we are -- then we must use that power to hold all legislators accountable to the promises they've made.

Ms. Magazine, Wonder Woman and 40 Years of Change

Marlo Thomas | Posted 06.14.2012 | Fifty

You can’t judge a book by its cover. But you can absolutely judge a magazine that way -- because the cover is a good indication of what the magazine...