All editions of our TV show, New Directions for Women, are archived in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, it is available to historians, scholars, and students in perpetuity. Our program was chosen because of its content and technical level as well as because it is indicative of the many issues of concern to women in the late 20th and early 21st Century.
Protestors gathered in Newark on Wednesday took aim at a recent federal judge’s decision that said a state law banning migrant detention centers is a “dagger in the heart” of federal immigration enforcement.
“We cannot stab a dagger into the heart of ICE. It has no heart, it’s not a person. The people in ICE’s cages — they can bleed, they can shed tears. That’s who we should be concerned about,” said Kathy O’Leary, director of Pax Christi, a faith-based immigrant advocacy group.
In front of the federal immigration building in Newark, about two dozen activists called for the abolition of migrant detention centers and the immediate closure of the Elizabeth Detention Center, less than 24 hours after U.S. District Judge Robert Kirsch issued a key ruling that will allow the center to remain open.
Morris County NOW at the CCM Pride Day 2022
Renewing our Commitment to the ERA on its 100th Anniversary
When Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman authored the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923, both the state of women’s rights in America and the women’s rights movement looked very different than they do today. The ERA was proposed at a time when women could not open their own bank accounts, obtain a mortgage, could not serve Read more … The post Renewing our Commitment to the ERA on its 100th Anniversary first appeared on National Organization for Women.
Treating the USWNT, and All Women, With the Respect They Deserve
Every four years, teams around the world and millions of fans gather to cheer on the nation’s women’s soccer team. For me, it started when I was a little girl playing soccer. I looked up to the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) not only because they were excellent players, but because they were strong, resilient Read more … The post Treating the USWNT, and All Women, With the Respect They Deserve first appeared on National Organization for Women.
Free Speech for Harassers? Guns for Convicted Abusers? How the Courts Undermine Women’s Safety
Valuing Speech over SafetyAt the end of this term, the Supreme Court released its decision in Counterman v Colorado, a case that revolved around the place harassment and threats hold in the realm of free speech. Counterman had been harassing a local female musician – Coles Whalen – online for six years, writing comments like Read more … The post Free Speech for Harassers? Guns for Convicted Abusers? How the Courts Undermine Women’s Safety first appeared on National Organization for Women.
The Impact of Affirmative Action on Women
The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard has put an end to race-based affirmative action, the practice of favoring individuals, particularly in hiring or education, belonging to groups regarded as disadvantaged or subject to discrimination to remedy a long history Read more … The post The Impact of Affirmative Action on Women first appeared on National Organization for Women.
A Call for a Feminist Approach to Sex Education
I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, a blue bubble in a red state. I was in fifth grade when Ireceived my first talk regarding sexual health and education. This talk centered around pubertyand growing up. I watched a video called “Just Around the Corner.” Like many of my peers, Iremember barely anything from that conversation, Read more … The post A Call for a Feminist Approach to Sex Education first appeared on National Organization for Women.