A Return to Separate and Unequal: Education Equity is at Stake in the 2018 Elections

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Education Department has been threatened with massive budget cuts, faced repeated risk of wholesale elimination and suffered many smaller blows adding up to significant injury— and students are feeling the pain.

Seeing Red

Crumbling classrooms, 25-year-old textbooks and insulting pay? Teachers are not going to take it anymore. With their #REDforED rallies and walkouts, our nation’s predominantly female educators are reminding us of the lesson we learned in kindergarten: Listen to the teachers.

Peace, Strength, Wisdom, Wonder

It’s no wonder she’s graced the Ms. cover five times and counting. Wonder Woman remains a dynamic symbol of women’s potential, the possibilities of feminism and the hopes of humanity.

The Writing on the Wall

More than 30 years after its original publishing, as our own government systematically strips rights from women, we revisit Margaret Atwood’s vision in The Handmaid’s Tale. We heed her warning.

Why We March: For the Revolutionary Freedom to Think and Create

I will march for free thought and creative expression and all the social movements they inspire.

Never the Ingénue: A Tribute to Carrie Fisher

I wanted to be Marie, not Sally. Who wants to be the ingénue when you can live an interesting life, battle your demons and, at the end of the day, be remembered for always being different?

We Need Saturday Night Live to Survive the Next Four Years

SNL has reminded me to leave room for laughter and that comedy can be both cathartic and productive.

The Abuse of Leslie Jones Shows Us How Tokenism Sets the Stage for Hate

We need to be vigilant about how unconscious tokenism affects the perception of black women in popular media and beyond.

Where the Dancing Dreams of Children With Disabilities Come True

The most powerful words in director Catherine Tambini’s new documentary, Dance with Me, are deceptively simple, spoken by a 15-year-old girl. “My life is not the same as my [best friend’s],” Veronica explains, “but it’s perfectly normal for me.” Ambitious and articulate, Veronica also happens to be living with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects her balance, muscle control […]

Meet the Sex-Trafficking Survivor Who’s Battling Prostitution

Toward the end of award-winning director Kim Longinotto’s new documentary, Dreamcatcher, the film’s subject, Brenda Myers-Powell, stands onstage in front of a room full of mostly women. Confident, passionate and determined, Brenda speaks to the gathered conference attendees and encourages them to keep an open mind. She’s brought a guest, Homer, a former pimp and sex trafficker, […]

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