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All editions of our TV show, New Directions for Women, are archived in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, it is available to historians, scholars, and students in perpetuity. Our program was chosen because of its content and technical level as well as because it is indicative of the many issues of concern to women in the late 20th and early 21st Century.
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In Memorium - Pamela Sheldrick

sheldrik pIn 1976, as Chapter Coordinator (President) of Morristown Area NOW, Pam actively worked on the issue of the Par-Troy Little League only reaching out to boys, which was against Title IX rules. The issue was resolved, and girls as well as boys were invited to join. During those early years there were two chapters, Morristown Area NOW and Lakeland Area NOW. A force to be reckoned with, Pam was a key member when the two chapters joined together in 1975 to start a Rape Crisis Hotline followed by their involvement in founding the battered women’s shelter now known as Jersey Battered Women’s Service (JBWS). The two chapters became Morris County NOW in 1980.
Pam continued her participation in the chapter. For many years she attended our August meetings bringing feminist publications from her bookstore, Pandora Book Peddlers, reviewing and recommending various books that people of all ages would enjoy. From 2011 through 2019 Pam joined us for our main fundraising event, Gift Wrapping at Barnes & Noble for the holidays. She was a natural after all the years wrapping books at her store. And speaking of the store, it was a blessing during all the years we tabled at Madison’s Bottle Hill Day beginning in October 2004 and until the store closed, as Pam opened her “facility” for us to use as a rest stop. Much better than the alternative Porta Potties. Pam will be remembered for her many contributions to the cause and to Morris County NOW. Pam Sheldrick was a dedicated feminist in every way. She will be sorely missed.
By Susan J. Waldman
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National Organization for Women

National Organization for Women

  • War Brutalizes Women and Condemns Many to Shame 
    War and armed conflicts have always been seen as inherently a man’s world. However, it should be noted that armed conflict also harms women. While women do not make up a majority of combatant casualties or fatalities, women nonetheless are often victimized and injured.  According to the United Nations and Human Rights Watch, it is Read more … The post War Brutalizes Women and Condemns Many to Shame  first appeared on National Organization for Women.
  • The Music Industry Has Failed Queer Women
    Music is a powerful way for fans to express themselves by feeling represented in the artist and in the lyrics. While music has the potential to be a force for positive change, it is currently stuck in a rut of heteronormativity and traditionalism. With these boundaries, it can be hard for queer women to feel Read more … The post The Music Industry Has Failed Queer Women first appeared on National Organization for Women.
  • The Hidden Health Crisis in the Public School System
    Elaine starts her typical school day as she enters the building of her high school. She heads toward her homeroom and settles in for first-period Algebra. As she takes her seat, she feels a sudden and unexpected discomfort that she knows all too well. Fidgeting a bit, she realizes her period has started a week Read more … The post The Hidden Health Crisis in the Public School System first appeared on National Organization for Women.
  • Celebrating Disability Pride Month: Abortion Access Is a Disability Rights Issue 
    In honor of Disability Pride Month – July – and in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, it’s important to acknowledge and appreciate the ways that abortion access and safe reproductive healthcare is fundamentally a disability rights issue. When we discuss disabled people and abortion access, the most typical context is Read more … The post Celebrating Disability Pride Month: Abortion Access Is a Disability Rights Issue  first appeared on National Organization for Women.
  • “Abusers with Time on Their Hands and Nothing to Lose”: The Rise of Nonconsensual Pornography in the Pandemic 
    In 2020, Aaron Coleman challenged seven-term incumbent Stan Frownfelter for his seat in the Kansas State House. Coleman was a 20-year-old dishwasher and community college freshman who supported universal healthcare, defunding the police, and legalizing marijuana. He also told a 13-year-old girl (when he was also 13) that he would share a nude photo he Read more … The post “Abusers with Time on Their Hands and Nothing to Lose”: The Rise of Nonconsensual Pornography in the Pandemic  first appeared on National Organization for Women.

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