National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE:
Last week, in the wake of the recent appalling Penn State University child sexual assault allegations, the leaders of the National Organization for Women and Pennsylvania NOW called on Penn State to expand the composition and goals of the committee tasked with investigating these allegations. Read more.
Does Herman Cain respect women? He has suggested that sexual harassment originates in the eye of the beholder, and his campaign has handled allegations against him by issuing a full-on assault on women in public life. Read more.
For nearly two decades, state and local NOW chapters in Pennsylvania have challenged Penn State's dismissive attitude toward violence against women. Recently, national NOW joined Pennsylvania NOW in urging the investigative committee to broaden its scope to include all forms of campus violence -- including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Read more.
NOW joins women's rights supporters around the country in applauding Mississippi voters for rejecting Initiative 26, a measure that would have defined personhood as beginning at fertilization in that state's constitution. Read more.