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Sexual Violence Against Congolese Infants Is on the Rise

A version of this article previously appeared on the Panzi Foundation website. When I first began working to combat mass atrocities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), I was a recovering academic. I had left a PhD program at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies with an MA, all-but-dissertation, driven by a desire to leave theory behind and work practically to combat the crimes I read … [Read More...]

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Aileen Mioko Smith: Anti-Nuclear Feminist

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. My mother was part of Women Strike For Peace in the early 1960s and, along with thousands of other women across the U.S., she helped put an end to above-ground nuclear bomb … [Read More...]

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A New Feminist Book Once a Month? Yes, Please!

While many have argued that the rise of sites like Amazon.com killed the indie bookstore, one enterprising pair of young women are using the popularity of e-books to carve out a space for feminist authors online. Emily Gould and Ruth Curry founded Emily Books in 2011 while both at professional crossroads. Currently, Curry works in academic publishing and Gould, a former Gawker editor, is a writer and novelist (her … [Read More...]

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Interactive Computer Games Give Women Choices

Access to reproductive health care and family planning services in the U.S. has diminished considerably during the last several years. While national debates regarding abortion and contraception insurance soared, many states drastically reduced their funding for family planning. This budget cut hit particularly hard in Texas, where lawmakers slashed funds by nearly two-thirds, forcing half of its state-supported family … [Read More...]

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Ida Tarbell: The Woman Who Pioneered Investigative Reporting

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. When you hear the words investigative journalist, what images spring to mind? Do you think of surly men in brown fedoras, carrying spiraled notepads with pens behind their … [Read More...]

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The 5 Best Things Obamacare Has Done for Women

Five years ago today, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. Since then, despite at least 50 attempts by Republicans to repeal the law and more than 100 court challenges to the Act's contraceptive mandate, more than 16 million Americans have gained health coverage because of the ACA, according to the White House. "Five years and dozens of Republican repeal votes later, it's clear that the Affordable Care Act is … [Read More...]

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NEWSFLASH: Supreme Court Protects Pregnant Workers

If a business already accommodates workers who have temporary disabilities, they can’t refuse to accommodate a pregnant employee. And they can’t use cost as an excuse. That’s essentially what the U.S. Supreme Court decided Wednesday, with a 6-3 vote, in the case of Young v. UPS. The facts of the case follow, as presented by […]

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Sarah Weddington: Still Arguing for Roe

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. This interview was first published in the Winter 2013 issue of Ms. Click here to get a copy! On […]

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Cristeta Comerford: The White House’s First Woman Executive Chef

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. By now it’s no secret that professional kitchens are overflowing with machismo. From the vivid scenes described […]

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The 5 Best Things Obamacare Has Done for Women

Five years ago today, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. Since … ...

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Female Genital Mutilation Isn’t Just an African Problem

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the now-classic gender-equality … ...

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Oregon Bill Would Grant Insurance Coverage for Abortion

Reprinted with permission from RH Reality Check. Read the original here. … ...

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A New Feminist Book Once a Month? Yes, Please!

While many have argued that the rise of sites like Amazon.com killed the … ...

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Are Divergents Feminists in Disguise?

Last year the first film of the Divergent series made close to $200 … ...

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Ava DuVernay: Focusing the Lens on Equality

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder … ...

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Why Laura Kipnis is Really, Really Wrong About Teacher-Student Affairs

Over the past nine months, I’ve been working with an academic senate task … ...

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Sara Hurwitz: The First Orthodox Jewish Rabba

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder … ...

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Ai-jen Poo, Still Alice and the “Care Revolution”

"In the darkest of times, you can always find incredible oases of … ...

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Women’s Suffrage: 95 Years Later and Still Much to be Done

Following the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, women spent over seven decades … ...

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Why Are University Presidents Leaving Campus Rape Survivors Out in the Cold?

College administrators have known about the campus rape problem for three … ...

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Roxcy Bolton: Tireless Feminist Organizer

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder … ...

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