Friday, September 9, 2011

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whatNOW Fall 2011 Newsletter

Fall 2011 e-newsletter Support NOW-NYC, Become a Member!
  • Fighting for Sexual Assault Survivors by Sonia Ossorio
    Women here and across the country have been rattled to the core by high-profile rape cases that have illustrated the well-worn pattern of bias in rape cases.
  • New Rules Mandate Preventative Care for Women Without Co-Pays by Katharine Davis
    In August, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) brought access to preventive care one step closer to reality for low- and middle-income women.
  • Feminist News Update: Learn How You Can Take Action
    by Analena Alcabes

    City, State and National coverage including updates on crisis pregnancy centers, sex education in NYC schools, the Bloomberg L.P. pregnancy discrimination case, and the class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart.
  • NYC's Anti-Choice Congressman: Exposing Michael Grimm

    by Brielle Nalence

    A man just over the Verrazano Bridge, Republican Representative Michael Grimm, representing Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, has made a name for himself by selling out women.

  • Equal Marriage Victory for New York State by Keira Hare
    Becoming the sixth and largest state to legalize same-sex marriage, New York's passage of the historic Marriage Equality Act marks a major advance in the march towards full equality for LGBTQ people.
  • Book Review: The Beauty Bias by K.C. Washington
    Every day people decide other people's worth, livelihood, their very fate, based on how appealing they look. Sound exaggerated? Deborah L. Rhode doesn't think so.
  • Abortion Rights by State by Yarisbel Rodriguez
    More than four hundred bills restricting abortion access have passed in state houses across the country since the Roe v. Wade decision...
  • Riding with RightRides by Dana Heitz
    Driving through the empty streets of Manhattan, all while helping one passenger at a time to avoid the threat of sexual assault.

  • Feminism 2.0 by Kathleen Braine
    It has been dubbed the "online estrogen revolution," the "femisphere," and "feminism 2.0," but its many names do not fully encapsulate the power and reach of internet feminism.

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