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The Woman Who’s Making a Difference for Pregnant Workers

When Peggy Young became pregnant in 2006, she needed her job’s health benefits at UPS the most. But instead of being given a new light-duty job or offered the chance to continue her regular job so long as she didn’t lift anything heavier than 20 pounds, Young was forced out of work. For the last six and a half months of her pregnancy, not only was she on unpaid leave, which caused financial distress, but she lost her … [Read More...]

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Our Favorite Feminist Crowdfunding Campaigns

Every single day, people work hard to turn their feminist dreams into realities, and crowdfunding websites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter have helped to put many people's goals within reach. Last week, we put the spotlight on nonprofit SheHeroes' Indiegogo campaign, which seeks to fund up to six biographical videos of women in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, math) to inspire young girls. The funding seems … [Read More...]

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Ferguson: “A Grave Injustice”

The following is the statement of Eleanor Smeal, founder and president of the Feminist Majority Foundation: The Feminist Majority Foundation is outraged at the decision not to indict Darren Wilson. This should have been a public trial. Wilson should have been charged immediately after the shooting of Michael Brown, who was shot at least six times and left unattended to in the streets of Ferguson for at least four … [Read More...]

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Top 10 Feminist Documentaries Streaming on Netflix

Here at Ms., we're always on the hunt for feminist documentaries and love showcasing them on the blog and in Ms. magazine. Feminist filmmakers telling the stories of women in new and interesting ways help to push women's issues into the cultural mainstream and highlight societal problems that otherwise may have been overlooked. And these terrific films are not hard to find! Here are 10 great feminist documentaries that … [Read More...]

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Our Dolls, Ourselves

On the Ms. Blog just over four years ago, I wrote about Mattel’s (then) newest and largest doll launch: the Monster High line. Mattel was proudly offering girls dolls that were “different” and that strayed from the look of their long-lasting progeny, Barbie, and her contentious, estranged cousin, the Bratz dolls, (at that time, still under litigious dispute over their origin story). In my research, however, what I … [Read More...]

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What Bill Cosby and the University of Virginia Can Teach Us

As accusations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby mount, students, faculty and staff of the University of Virginia, meanwhile, are adding their names to a petition addressed to the college’s president, demanding that campus organizations be held accountable for sexual violence. Both cases have gained a significant amount of media attention recently for allegations that have persisted for decades. A joke reignited … [Read More...]

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NEWSFLASH: Marissa Alexander Eligible for Release in January

It looks like Marissa Alexander, the Florida mother of three whose criminal case has made national headlines, will not have to go to trial after taking a plea deal. She plead guilty to three counts of aggravated assault with a weapon and was given a three-year sentence, but since she has already served 1,030 days, […]

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NEWSFLASH: Immigration Reform Protects Undocumented Women

In a 15-minute address Thursday night, President Obama issued an executive order that will expand protections and opportunities for undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and their families. Last year, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill, but House speaker John Boehner didn’t let the House vote on it, claiming that Republicans didn’t trust Obama’s […]

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Study Shows HPV Vaccine DOES Lower Rates of Cervical Cancer

If you didn’t believe that vaccinating young girls against certain strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) is worthwhile, a new study may convince you otherwise. The study, presented last week at a conference on “The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved,” shows that states with the highest incidence […]

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Choking on a Waterfall of Watermelon Seeds

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The Woman Who’s Making a Difference for Pregnant Workers

When Peggy Young became pregnant in 2006, she needed her job’s health … ...

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Ferguson: “A Grave Injustice”

The following is the statement of Eleanor Smeal, founder and president of … ...

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What Bill Cosby and the University of Virginia Can Teach Us

As accusations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby mount, students, … ...

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5 Reasons to Delete Your Uber App

Uber, the ride-sharing app, has shown questionable respect for women and … ...

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Why the Gun Industry Will Never Win Over American Women

Gun manufacturers are waging a full-on marketing assault in a desperate … ...

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Dear Colleges: Keeping Rapists on Campus is Bad for Your Bottom Line

A few years ago my husband and I welcomed a close family member onto the … ...

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