IWF Launches Anti-Feminist Ad Campaign on Campuses
In an effort to thwart feminist student activism on college campuses nationwide, the conservative Independent Women’s Forum has unveiled a major anti-feminist advertisement campaign, called “Take Back the Campus.” Already in three college papers, the full-page ad lists “the 10 Most Common Feminist Myths,” disputing the accuracy of the college rape statistics and criticizing Women’s Studies Departments. The Independent Women’s Forum was founded in 1992 by the wives of prominent right-wing politicians such Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice-President Dick Cheney and Wendy Lee Gramm, wife of Senator Phill Gramm (R-TX). Its purpose was to be the counterpoint to feminist groups and has supported ultra-conservative women’s campus groups such as Georgetown University’s Women’s Guild.
Media Resources: Women's E-News, Independent Women's Forum
The following is a statement by our Founder and President, Eleanor Smeal, on the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Feminist Majority Foundation calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to conduct a thorough, unbiased investigation into the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.
The killing of Michael Brown and the blundered, militarized response by law enforcement to the call for justice is a tragic reminder that in many African American communities across the nation, the police themselves can be a threat.
Given the distrust of the police by the local African American community, the close ties between the St. . . .