Friday, July 10, 2015

US Women's Soccer Team's parade this morning and petition for real support

I am excited about the ticker tape parade this morning to honor the US Women's Soccer Team, the only women's team to win three FIFA cups. However, I wish they would truly honor the women by giving them equal pay, instead of a fraction of the pay of the US Men's Soccer team, which LOST. Did you know FIFA called the idea of pay equity "nonsense?" If you haven't already, please sign the below and pass around. Thanks.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Petition: Rescind Rape-Supporting Judge's Lifetime Achievement Award

Please sign and forward widely.
Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes in our society. G. Todd Baugh's victim blaming and rape myths have caused sexual assault victims to further question whether they should report their assault. Studies have shown that rapists on an average commit six rapes each, highlighting the need for reporting. Baugh sentenced a former high school teacher to a month behind bars for raping a 14-year-old girl and said, "she looked older than her age." She committed suicide.

That's why MT NOW President created a petition to Jessica Fehr, President, Yellowstone Area Bar Association, which says:

"Victim blaming and rape myths have no place in our society, especially by the judiciary. G. Todd Baugh engaged in such victim blaming and rape myths and was censured and suspended for these biased acts. We, therefore, call on the Yellowstone Area Bar Association  to rescind their Lifetime Achievement Award to G. Todd Baugh."

Friday, April 17, 2015

Looking at Street Harassment Across the Broad Spectrum of Gender-Based Violence: Tweet Chat Friday, April 17th, 12-1 p.m. EDT

What: Tweet Chat Looking at Street Harassment Across the Broad Spectrum of Gender-Based Violence
When: Friday, April 17th, 12-1 p.m. EDT
Where: Follow @nowyoungfems and use #EndSH

Sunday, April 12, 2015

End Street Harassment: A Multicultural Perspective: Google Hangout Sunday, April 12th, 7-8 p.m. EDT

Please join Young Feminists and Allies, the National Organization for Women’s First Virtual Chapter, and Stop Street Harassment for a Google Hangout about Street Harassment from a multicultural perspective. Holly Kearl, founder of International Anti-Street-Harassment Week, will moderate brave women with diverse backgrounds to learn of the similarities and differences in the way our sisters experience street harassment. There will be a Q&A section, so please send us your questions in advance or during the event at youngfeminists at gmail dot com or Tweet at us at @nowyoungfems and please use the #EndSH hashtag.

Friday, April 10, 2015

NYC Anti-Street Harassment Rally: Sat, April 11th, 2-4 p.m. EDT

Please join us and other organizations to speak out against Street Harassment in New York City and beyond. I will speak and Rachel Piazza, our treasurer, will facilitate a self-defense workshop.

When: Saturday, April 11th, 2-4 p.m. EDT

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Monday, March 9th, 12pm ET, #Sayfty4Women Tweet Chat on Sexual Harassment

NOW Young Feminists & Allies will be joining Sayfty for an International Women's Day 2015 Tweetathon. We will be discussing the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace starting at noon on March 9. Please join us as in talking about how this issue impacts young women in the US and around the world, and how we can create a safer world for all women.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Good news for feminists: wins in the war against revenge porn sites

In a recent groundbreaking study of college students, a friend and sister feminist found that online tools such as revenge porn sites were being used at an alarmingly high rate by sexual assault predators.

However, we are making progress against this newest form of violation.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close

Sent to me by an atheist feminist (no, not my husband).


So here are some statistics for those interested. Let's start with Europe. Want to guess what percent of the terrorist attacks there were committed by Muslims over the past five years? Wrong. That is, unless you said less than 2 percent.

Back in the United States, the percentage of terror attacks committed by Muslims is almost as miniscule as in Europe. An FBI study looking at terrorism committed on U.S. soil between 1980 and 2005 found that 94 percent of the terror attacks were committed by non-Muslims. In actuality, 42 percent of terror attacks were carried out by Latino-related groups, followed by 24 percent perpetrated by extreme left-wing actors.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pro-choice pets calendar: Send your photos

Please distribute widely.

Are you pro-choice?  Do you have furry friends who share your feelings about reproductive justice?  If so, please send us pictures of your PRO-CHOICE PETS!  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Feminist "my lingerie play" by Diana Oh Nov 16th

From our member Siobhan:

I'm typing with one hand, which cramps, so I'll keep this short---

I'm attending a really awesome looking FREE installation called "my lingerie play" by Diana Oh. It's about street harassment, intersectionality, and underwear. It seems. I'm going Sunday, November 15th. We have to rsvp in advance, so check out this link if you'd like to go out and hang out and support this woman's work!! 

NOW YFA member to speak at an Orthodox feminist conference

At the first virtual chapter of NOW, we are so proud of our member Talia, who will be speaking at an Orthodox feminist conference. She is one of our diverse members who proves that your religious affiliation - whether orthodox, reformed, agnostic, or atheist - does not have to hinder your feminism. Like me, she argues that our religions require us to be feminists. Please read about Talia, who is a Harvard student, below.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

What's Your Feminist Tree? Giving thanks to your feminist roots and spreading your feminist branches: #myfem2tree Tumblr & Google Hangout

Who inspired your feminism? Was it your grandmother who awakened you to the inequalities women and girls face? Was it your mom who led by example? Perhaps a teacher who grew into a mentor? Maybe it was the work of an author you never met, like Bell Hooks’s Feminism is for everyone. Maybe it was more recent, like the speech from Emma Watsonwho urged both women and men to reclaim the other f-word and take on the battle for gender equality. 

Give her - or him, or them, or it - some proper thanks during our #myfem2tree tweetchat on Thursday, October 16, 2014, 1pm EST – 2pm EST. We want to know where your feminist roots began: whether from a person, book, or organization. And we also want to know how you plan to spread your branches through the feminist activism you are engaging in or hope to engage in.