NWL Hires Long-Time Movement Organizer and Writer Jenny Brown

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NWL is delighted to announce that we have hired Jenny Brown to do research and writing for the group.  She comes to us after four years at Labor Notes, a longstanding radical organization dedicated to ‘putting the movement back in the labor movement,’ where she was magazine co-editor and coordinated conferences.  Before that, Jenny worked for both Redstockings and NWL in various capacities.  In particular, she wrote and organized during our decade-long battle for the Morning-After Pill, and while working for Redstockings co-authored Women’s Liberation and National Health Care: Confronting the Myth of America, with Kathie Sarachild and Amy Coenen (Redstockings: 2001).


10.27.15 - Letter to MTA and Outfront Media


To Outfront Media, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York City:

Your decisions on how female bodies are used to sell products to MTA passengers are glaringly contradictory, and oppressive to women. And now with the news about the THINX ad campaign, you cannot hide the hypocrisy.  Your reactions to THINX’s new ads demonstrate the flagrant double-standard you use when determining which ads are “appropriate” in the New York City subway.

We understand that the THINX campaign is still under review. However, statements made by an Outfront representative in an email to THINX (documented in this Mic article) included the following: Outfront “believes that the proposed ads ‘seem to have a bit too much skin,’ adding that the egg and grapefruit imagery, ‘regardless of context, seems inappropriate.’” Earlier, an Outfront representative “was concerned that children would see the word ‘period’ in the ads and ask their parents what it meant.”

Why do notoriously sexist ads for Protein World and Doctors Plastic Surgery (among many, many others) pass your test for “appropriate” media to be seen by your millions of daily riders, while THINX ads for leak-proof menstruation underwear do not?


3.9.16 - Campus Feminist Meeting

FR.CoverWhen: Wednesday, March 9th, from 7:00-8:00pm

Where: Little Hall, Rm 119 at the University of Florida (map)

At the meeting we will discuss Kathie Sarachild's, The Power of History, from Redstockings' Feminist Revolution. We'll also finalize planning on our upcoming showing of the film, She's Beautiful When She's Angry.