National NOW Times

A progressive feminist magazine that addresses multi-issue discrimination through engaging articles on gender, sex, and race.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, Spring

A Whole New World in D.C
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE The November elections showed once again that few things in politics are predictable. Who would have guessed that we would have a president who was not popularly elected, propelled into office by a three-vote electoral college margin...
Bush Cabinet: Threats to a Feminist Agenda
"Stop Ashcroft!" This became the anthem of progressive groups after the nomination of John Ashcroft as Attorney General on Dec. 22, 2000. For many people, the possibility of John Ashcroft becoming the nation's chief law enforcement officer was more than...
Have a Heart: Help Prevent Hate Crimes
To help create a better understanding of hate crimes and how they effect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community, NOW activists across the country took action this Valentine's Day to speak out against hate crimes on the day devoted to...
In Memoriam: Dorothy Haener-"Sometimes You Have to Rock the Boat"
"Sometimes You Have to Rock the Boat" NOW joins with allies in the labor movement in mourning the passing of Dorothy Haener, long-time advocate for women in unions and one of the founders of the National Organization for Women. A life-long resident of...
It Takes a Village.To Work for Women's Rights
Action Center Staff Profiles A number of new staff members have joined the NOW Action Center since last summer. All seven of the women below jumped into action during a very busy season of events and elections. As NOW keeps watch on the new Bush administration...
Let's Talk about Gender
Questions of gender are central to the feminist transformation of society, from a woman's right to a safe and fair workplace to her daughter's right to enroll in and excel at "boys' sports," from a lesbian's right to be free from verbal harassment for...
Native American Women and Violence
Native American women experience the highest rate of violence of any group in the United States. A report released by the Department of Justice, American Indians and Crime, found that Native American women suffer violent crime at a rate three and a half...
NOW Acts
Outrage over theft of the presidency was not confined to protests in the District of Columbia as George W. Bush was sworn in. From Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon, NOW members organized and participated in pro-democracy rallies on inauguration day....
NOW Declares State of Emergency: Campaign to Save Women's Lives
In response to continuing aggression against women's rights, the National Organization for Women has declared a state of emergency to save women's rights to self-determination and reproductive freedom. NOW is calling on activists everywhere to take part...
NOWworld and Virtual Action: Using the Web to Extend Action's Reach
In April, NOW will take a giant leap for feminism in the digital age with the launch of NOWworld, the only Internet Service that supports women's rights. The launch of NOWworld Internet Service will also bring a new look to NOW's web portal at www.now.org....
Slavery, Violence against Women Continue Worldwide
Despite extraordinary progress, women all over the world are still abused, enslaved and violated on a daily basis. The new millennium does not greet all women with the freedom and hope they deserve as human beings. Although poor and violent conditions...
Taking Back the Senate Starts NOW
While feminists now have unparalleled representation in the Senate, the cause has not been significantly advanced in the House of Representatives as a result of the 2000 elections. As for George W. Bush's presidency, any illusion of moderation was extinguished...
The Bad News Keeps Getting Worse
When George W. Bush was declared president, feminists knew that women's rights were at serious risk. But even those of us who campaigned against Bush, those who warned that abortion rights, reproductive freedom and all women's rights would be threatened...
Working toward Stamping out Workplace Discrimination and Harassment at the Post Office
In San Antonio, Texas, 22 women and one man report sexual harassment and sex discrimination at the hands of local United States Postal Service (USPS) management. They also charge retaliation for filing complaints or testifying on a coworker's behalf....