Category Archives: sexism

Two women’s events coming up in December in the Triangle

December is busy with some celebrating and some reminiscing. Indoor event in Raleigh on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Outdoor holiday parade and march in Durham on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Join Raleigh NOW on Tuesday, Dec. 6, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NOW with the documentary “She’s beautiful when she’s angry,” looking at why NOW was founded. Think about how far we’ve come. On the flip side, I am sure we’ll want to discuss how far we still need to go, as shown with the presidential campaigning and election.

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Stories of NOW from North Carolina on our 50th Anniversary

What does the National Organization for Women mean to you? And did you enjoy the conference?
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Here are a few stories from attendees at NC NOW’s state conference on October 1, 2016 where we celebrated NOW’s 50th anniversary. Our theme was “Women Making History NOW” for obvious reasons, with an excellently qualified woman on her way to the White House, an African American woman as Attorney General, and more. 
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NC NOW State Conference Logo for T-shirt. Click here to order an anniversary celebration t-shirt.

Here’s a story from a mom of high school teens who organized one of the workshops.
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“NOW meant so much to me as a young woman. Even when I was in elementary school my friend and I were so impressed with “the Women’s Lib”.

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Sixteenth Annual SBA Birthday Celebration with Fay NOW

Fayetteville NOW announces its sixteenth annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Reception!  Join us at the VFW Post 6018 in Fayetteville on Thursday, Feb 25, 2016, 5:30pm-7:30pm. 

More information and the registration form are at https://northcarolinanow.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/susanb2016.pdf

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Don’t accept anything less than Equality and Justice for all!

Keynote Speaker Secretary of State Elaine Marshall inspires with speech at WEMR on 8/28/15

We had the occasion of Women’s Equality Day to celebrate women’s progress and talking about what women still need.  Who better to keynote this event than Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, the first woman elected to a statewide executive office in North Carolina history.  

We have the whole SOS Elaine Marshall keynote speech including comments on Susan B. Anthony, NC’s own Lillian Exum Clement and Secretary Marshall herself.

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Secretary of State Elaine Marshall speaking on the main stage

 

Secretary Marshall said she had a “double whammy” as a rural woman.

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Online threats and harassment of women are out of control

Online threats and harassment of women are out of control.  Countless articles have been written over the past few years on this issue.  But most people may not realize how terrible it is.  Serious threats of rape and other violence, murder, job loss for publicizing issues online are realities for women.  These are violent and gender-specific assaults.  

Soraly Chemaly wrote about what happened to one female developer in as a result of a tweet she sent out at a tech conference in “Online Threats Against Women Aren’t Trivial and Don’t Happen in a Vacuum.”

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Reinstate victim of domestic abuse and work discrimination

Please join us at a hearing to reinstate City of Raleigh employee Shirley Venable on Monday, July 13, 2015, at 10am, at the Wake County Superior Court, 316 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.  Wear a dark purple shirt if you can so her supporters will show up.

10 year veteran sanitation worker Shirley Venable was unjustly fired from her job as a sanitation truck driver in the City of Raleigh in September of 2011.   Shirley had an excellent work record with year after year of “outstanding” job evaluations.   She was one of the few females working in the Solid Waste Services Department, among whom there were many complaints of sexual harassment.

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In the days leading up to her termination, Shirley suffered a horrible domestic violence attack by her estranged husband where she was stabbed, beaten, and threatened with murder.   She was taken to the hospital and treated for her physical wounds and injuries.   Her estranged husband was jailed.   

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