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  • LGBTime Machine: Ancient Rome

    Note: This post is part of a series. Read more about the LGBTimeMachine series here.  By Sabeau Rea, Communications Intern How many feminists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Trick question. Feminists don’t need light bulbs–they’re bright all on their own. Additionally, who needs a lightbulb…when you have a glass ceiling? (The legitimate... Read more »

  • Bi-dentity Politics: Television’s Role in How We Understand Bisexuality

    By Gabby Seed, Fundraising Intern “I’m bisexual. So what? It’s called LGBTQ for a reason. There’s a B in there and it doesn’t mean badass. Okay, it does, but it also means bi.” Callie Torres, a fan favorite and my personal favorite surgeon on Shonda Rhimes’s cult show Grey’s Anatomy, is an incredibly rare example... Read more »

  • Welcome to LGBTime Machine!

    Note: This is the first post in the blog’s new LGBTime Machine series. Stay tuned for future posts about genderqueer folks through history! By Sabeau Rea, Communications Intern I’m here, genderqueer, and ready to embark with you on a journey to discover the truly astounding history of the community my grandmother likes to refer to... Read more »

  • In Hillary’s determination, I see my generation

    By Elizabeth Levinson, Vice President’s Office Intern I will be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a political junkie. I knew that the Democrats would come in blazing to promote our candidate, and I was looking forward to seeing the strategies they would take to oppose the platform embodied by the Republican... Read more »

  • First Amendment Defense Act: A View on the “License to Discriminate” Hearing

    By anonymous As a young queer person, two specific days stand out to me. Two major events in the last year have profoundly changed my life and how I live it. June 25, 2015 marked the day I was legally allowed to marry another person of the same gender via the Supreme Court ruling in... Read more »

  • Whitewashed Out: “Ghost in the Shell” and Hollywood’s Problem with Whitewashing Asian Characters

    By Andrea Rose, Field Organizing Intern To my disappointment, but not to my surprise, another white actress is playing an Asian character in a major Hollywood film. In April of this year, we got our first glimpse of Scarlett Johansson in costume for the upcoming movie, “Ghost in the Shell,” a film based on the... Read more »

  • This is What a Feminist Looks Like: Fighting Racism and Sexism Within the Feminist Movement

    By Angela Myers, Communications Intern Wobbly and unsure on her feet, my mom leans with one hand on her walker while the other points to the large pink button on her chest. The button reads, “This is what a feminist looks like.” I had given the large button along with a few others with feminist... Read more »

  • We Can No Longer Be Silent: How Intimate Partner Violence Affects Women of Color

    By Amari O’Bannon, President’s Office Intern Recently, one of my fellow interns wrote a fabulous information piece about the rarely acknowledged sexual abuse to prison pipeline. One of NOW’s current missions is to not only spread awareness about our 6 core issues, but also to help people realize the undeniable extent to which these issues... Read more »

  • TRAPPED: A New Must See Documentary about Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers

    By Sarah Nealon, President’s Office Intern On June 15th, the Center for Reproductive Rights hosted a viewing of the Documentary Trapped, directed by Dawn Porter, in the Senate Congressional Briefing Rooms. I, along with other NOW interns, was able to attend. The movie follows several clinic owners and doctors in Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi. In... Read more »

  • What You Need to Know About the Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline

    By Angela Myers, Communications Intern The juvenile justice system is criminalizing sexual assault victims. In our juvenile justice system, many, if not most, of the young women placed in the juvenile justice system are victims of sexual abuse. Although in the last 20 years the amount of youths placed in the juvenile system has gone... Read more »