Tag Archives: VAWA

Thank you, Dana. You spoke out, you shared your story with the world, you called out a corporate giant. The statements made by Disney employees who should have been helpful and supportive were instead condescending and harmful to people of … Continue reading

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On November 11, 2011, Eve Ensler told the world that she was Over It. She’s over rape. And rape culture. And gender-based violence. And passivity. And victim-blaming. Aren’t we all? Or, at least, shouldn’t we be? Politicizing the violence is … Continue reading

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By: Dani Nispel,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations NCAA president, Mark Emmert, announced this morning that Penn State Football would not face the “death penalty.” The team would not be suspended for a year, but it … Continue reading

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By: Maggie Fridinger,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations Every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten in the United States.  One in four women are subjected to violence during their lifetime. Perpetrators do not discriminate … Continue reading

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By: Dani Nispel,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations What could happen on college campuses if Congress doesn’t pass the real VAWA? When students and parents are looking at colleges and universities to consider, they will have … Continue reading

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By Becky Mezzanotte It was not until I returned from living abroad in the Middle East that I realized just how much I actually cared about women’s rights. Prior to that point in my life, I lived in blissful ignorance … Continue reading

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By: Ashley Horne  To celebrate Women’s Equality Day, on August 26th, women’s groups are coming together to protect our Health and Economic Rights and to encourage women to vote in 2012.  Out vote has never been more important, and it seems only appropriate to … Continue reading

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