Insiders View of Raleigh Women’s March – 1/26/20

We are so very excited about the Raleigh Women’s March on Sunday, Jan 26, 2020! See video inviting you to Raleigh Women’s March here. You may recognize someone in this one ;-). The march begins at the Legislative Building at 16 W. Jones St and ends up at Halifax Mall. We have great speakers andContinue reading “Insiders View of Raleigh Women’s March – 1/26/20”

Protests Make A Difference!

Get those marching shoes on! Long time study says protests make a difference! This 2018 Stanford study shows that both liberal and conservative protests have had a real impact on U.S. House elections, based on 30 years of data.  “On average, a wave of liberal protesting in a congressional district can increase a Democratic candidate’sContinue reading “Protests Make A Difference!”

NC Must Address Sexual Assault Law Deficiencies

A third of female undergraduate UNC students reported sexual assault, and 9% of them had been drugged before they were assaulted, according to a survey by the Association of American Universities. State laws must be improved to prosecute these crimes, and universities must do more. An Equal Rights Amendment would help long term.

The NFL Is Still Broken – Antonio Brown Is Latest

The NFL is still broken – things look the same as they did when Ray Rice knocked out his then girlfriend in an elevator. Nothing was done about Rice until someone released the video of him actually knocking her out and dragging her unconscious body out of the elevator. The video of them going in with her upright and being dragged out was not enough. More shockingly, before the video was released, the NFL made special pink jerseys promoting him to women! That is right – the pink jerseys had abuser Ray Rice’s number on it. They are ignoring charges against Antonio Brown now, similarly, although so far without the pink jersey.

Voices From The Coverage Gap Event Opens People’s Eyes (2019)

Stories are powerful. Filmmaker Rebecca Cerese captured stories from people around the state who are caught in the health care coverage gap. She shared some stories on film and some she told. One of Rebecca’s storytellers came in person and her story of her daughter was heartbreaking.

Equal Means Equal Screening and Discussion – 9/17/19

If you have not seen this important documentary, Equal Means Equal, now is your chance! If you’ve only seen it once, you may want to see it again. It shows us the real situation of women in the United States. Very intense. We will discuss afterward.

Some Inspiring and Some Maddening Documentaries to See

Feminist documentaries to see, including “Seeing Allred” (about women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred), Equal Means Equal, RBG, Trapped, and more.

#StopTheBans Event Summaries from Around NC – May 2019

Here are some pictures and links to media on events around the state. NOW activist spoke and were interviewed at different events. For specifics on each event, see previous post, “Find a Stop Abortion Bans Protest Near You! 5/21/19”.

Media Advisory: Chapel Hill #StopTheBans Event on 5/21/19 at Noon

Media Advisory for the #StopTheBans rally in Chapel Hill on 5/21/19. Includes information on some of the bans and how clueless some of the lawmakers have been.

NC and Other State Abortion Bans – What Are We Looking At?

A slew of major anti-abortion bills are passing in states, with some being signed into law around the country. These laws are designed to oppress and control women. The goal is to overturn Roe v Wade, using the new makeup of the US Supreme Court with Kavanaugh and Gorsuch.