Friday, September 27, 2013

Study Connects Pornography & Brain Chemistry in Men

Neuropsychiatrists at Cambridge University have discovered that repeated exposure to pornography changes brain chemistry.

Tue, 10/15: EVE ENSLER at HUNTER

the Hunter College MFA PROGRAM in ENGLISH has invited
read from and discuss her latest book


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fri, Oct 18: Arab Spring and the fall of the Iron Curtain

For this year's installment of the CUNY BA Academic Conference Series, we are partnering with the Consulate of the Republic of Poland to bring a conference comparing the Arab Spring and the fall of the Iron Curtain. The event will take the form of a panel discussion between Eastern European specialists and Middle East scholars.

The Violence Policy Center's annual report: When Men Murder Women

From Pat Reuss of NOW, Godmother of the Violence Against Women Act.

The Violence Policy Center has released their annual report, When Men Murder Women, in advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The study reports the statistics for females murdered by males, and includes a list of the top ten states with the highest homicide rates.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

NOW Stands with Activist Calling for Removal of Montana Judge

Thu, 9/26: Brides' March in NY against domestic violence

Handbook for Legislation on Violence Against Women

Direct Link to Full 68-Page 2012 Handbook:

This Handbook for Legislation on Violence Against Women intends to provide all stakeholders with detailed guidance to support the adoption

and effective implementation of legislation which prevents violence against women, punishes perpetrators, and ensures the rights of survivors

everywhere. It is specifically hoped that the Handbook will be of use to government officials, parliamentarians, civil society, staff of United Nations

entities and other actors in their efforts at ensuring that a solid legal basis is in place for tackling the scourge of violence against women.

"I think cars should go extinct, not polar bears!" - My Journey to Eco-Feminism

I have to admit, I was not always an eco-feminist. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

ONLINE ACTIVISM WORKS: MT & PA NOW File Judicial Conduct Complaint Against rape-culture Judge Baugh

Please see below a note and blog post from my sister NOW National Board member Joanne. This is another example of how online activism, paired with offline activism, can work so well - another example of why I am so excited about our virtual chapter.

Over the last 3 weeks or so, Montana NOW and PA NOW, with the assistance of the Women's Law Project and Legal Momentum, worked on a complaint that was filed today at noon MDT with the Montana Judicial Standards Commission. The complaint focuses on Judge G. Todd Baugh's mishandling, statements, and failure to follow state law in sentencing a man found guilty of raping a 14-year old Hispanic girl who later committed suicide. This is a blog posting discussing the complaint that we filed; it includes a copy of the complaint for you to see.

Joanne Tosti-Vasey
Member, National NOW Board of Directors-Mid-Atlantic Region
At-Large Executive Member, Pennsylvania NOW, Inc.
President Emerita, Pennsylvania NOW, Inc.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Tue, Sept 17: Join march for Robin Hood Tax
Join Robin in NYC for the upcoming action:

New York Deserves Better!


Breaking News: Civil Disobedience, Janet Yellen, Grassroots Spotlights and more!

So grateful and proud of Terry for the below.


Civil Disobedience for Fair Immigration Reform

On September 12, 2013, NOW President Terry O'Neill was arrested for participating in an act of civil disobedience for fair immigration reform. Around 115 women were arrested — almost two dozen undocumented. You can read more about the action via The New York Times, and read Terry's explanation for her participation at CNN.

NOW on Larry Summers Withdrawing his Name from Consideration for Chair of the Federal Reserve Board

Friday, September 6, 2013

Thu, Sept 5th: 8pm CST: A Call for a Public Conversation

Update: 9/3/13
#solidarityisforwhitewomen creator Mikki Kendall has kindly agreed to join our Google Video Hangout on Thursday, September 5th, 8pm CST. We are using Google Hangout since it's free, allows video chat, live streaming and the ability to record and view later. Unfortunately, the free platform allows only 10 people to participate in the chat. We can still take in questions via Twitter using the #solidarityisforwhitewomen hashtag. Since we can only have 10 attendees this time, we are going to give preference to women of color and LGBTQAI feminists. We hope to make this a regular chat and can invite others next time.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts

Keep in mind, these same women-er-man started the "Jihad" for Muslim women's rights. The same man who screams at the Femen women and calls them "bitches."