When Men’s Worry Is More Important Than Women’s Safety

Why are men closing ranks around Brett Kavanaugh and others accused of sexual misconduct? It’s about self-preservation.

Source: When Men’s Worry Is More Important Than Women’s Safety | HuffPost

‘Deny, Deny, Deny’

Toxic masculinity and our rape culture are front and center this week as Republicans are working to exonerate their new Supreme Court justice nominee from an accusation of attempted rape when he wa…

Source: ‘Deny, Deny, Deny’ | Nel’s New Day

Stop Trump’s Extreme Agenda

Stop Trump’s Extreme Agenda

It’s the homestretch.

And I’m asking for your immediate help to put feminists in control of Congress to put the brakes on Donald Trump’s radical right-wing agenda, including corrupting our Supreme Court.

The next few weeks are critical. We need to send reinforcements to our friends like Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Baldwin, and Elizabeth Warren to add strength to their resistance.

NOW PAC has endorsed more than 175 feminist candidates this year. It’s an outstanding class of women’s rights champions who will put the brakes on Donald Trump and advance pro-feminist values.

Will you help elect a critical mass of feminist leaders by making a donation to NOW PAC today?

Make a special donation today.
NOW PAC never compromises on our progressive principles. We support only strong candidates who stand up for equality for women and social justice for all.

And we take pride in nurturing up-and-coming feminist leaders and encouraging them to run for office. We invest in their futures when other groups won’t take a chance on them, and we give them the tools to win.

Together, we can elect a Congress that will expand access to abortion and birth control, protect those with pre-existing medical conditions, and end gender discrimination. We can support LGBTQIA+ people, people of color, immigrants and all of us under attack by the Far Right.

Electing a pro-feminist majority is the only way to put our nation on the right course. It’s up to us to make sure that our candidates have what they need to win.

Please help NOW PAC provide the winning edge to these exceptional leaders by making a generous donation today.

Toni Van Pelt Sincerely,
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P.S. If you’ve already sent your thoughtful gift in the mail, thank you for your continued support of our movement. If not, please consider making a special donation on our secure site today.

Stop Trump’s Extreme Agenda

Stop Trump’s Extreme Agenda

It’s the homestretch.

And I’m asking for your immediate help to put feminists in control of Congress to put the brakes on Donald Trump’s radical right-wing agenda, including corrupting our Supreme Court.

The next few weeks are critical. We need to send reinforcements to our friends like Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Baldwin, and Elizabeth Warren to add strength to their resistance.

NOW PAC has endorsed more than 175 feminist candidates this year. It’s an outstanding class of women’s rights champions who will put the brakes on Donald Trump and advance pro-feminist values.

Will you help elect a critical mass of feminist leaders by making a donation to NOW PAC today?

Make a special donation today.
NOW PAC never compromises on our progressive principles. We support only strong candidates who stand up for equality for women and social justice for all.

And we take pride in nurturing up-and-coming feminist leaders and encouraging them to run for office. We invest in their futures when other groups won’t take a chance on them, and we give them the tools to win.

Together, we can elect a Congress that will expand access to abortion and birth control, protect those with pre-existing medical conditions, and end gender discrimination. We can support LGBTQIA+ people, people of color, immigrants and all of us under attack by the Far Right.

Electing a pro-feminist majority is the only way to put our nation on the right course. It’s up to us to make sure that our candidates have what they need to win.

Please help NOW PAC provide the winning edge to these exceptional leaders by making a generous donation today.

Toni Van Pelt Sincerely,
(signature)
Toni Van Pelt
P.S. If you’ve already sent your thoughtful gift in the mail, thank you for your continued support of our movement. If not, please consider making a special donation on our secure site today.

Donald Trump Bullies Breastfeeding Mothers—And Sells Out Their Health To Business Interests

When Donald Trump takes the world stage, the world trembles. President Trump’s disastrous European tour was foreshadowed by the news that earlier this year, the Trump Administration pushed the World Health Organization to weaken or trash a resolution meant to encourage breastfeeding, and to minimize the inaccurate marketing of substitutes.According to several officials at the WHO meeting, once Trump’s delegation was unsuccessful in removing language that affirmed support for breastfeeding, they turned to bullying and threatening other countries that were considering introducing the wording. According to the New York Times,

“The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the initiative, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorian government quickly acquiesced.”

A British health policy advocate at the meeting said, “What happened was tantamount to blackmail, with the U.S. holding the world hostage and trying to overturn nearly 40 years of consensus on the best way to protect infant and young-child health.”

But that’s Donald Trump’s way. He’s the hostage-taker-in-chief.

Whether it’s infants at the border or at their mother’s breast, Donald Trump sees foreign policy as a vehicle for advancing his own business interests, and to funnel more wealth to his friends and financial backers. The powerful infant formula industry has its hooks in Donald Trump—just as it’s been able to influence scores of U.S. politicians and agencies.

Donald Trump is guilty of collusion—with the formula industry. Together, they are perpetuating a system of racial disparities that harm women and children. Because women of color are one of the most vulnerable populations in the country, they are easy to target with factors that make it impossible for them to actually breastfeed.

Both the WHO and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that infants consume nothing but breast milk for the first six months of life. Donald Trump may not respect science, or value public health—but we do. NOW calls on women to demand that U.S. officials stop ignoring decades of research that proves breastfeeding is best for children.

Toni Van Pelt Sincerely,

Toni Van Pelt