No Comment: Woman-As-Meat Shirt

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Eww. This is the “carne t-shirt” from Los Angeles-based “street subculture” clothing line The Hundreds, and it has a naked woman cut up like pieces of meat on it. The “details”of the shirt that The Hundreds provides are especially disgusting: Mmmm. Carne. Oh, sorry, I got a bit distracted there. Not that you really care, […]

Newsflash: Military Sex Assault Bill Moving Forward

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Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has announced that new provisions added Wednesday night to the National Defense Authorization Act will directly address the under-reported (and under-addressed) problem of sexual assault in the military. H.R. 1709 will assure confidentiality for victims of sexual assault in the military, ease the process for a victim of sexual assault to […]

Photoshopping Women’s History

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When Brooklyn-based Haredi (ultra-Orthodox Judaism) newspaper Di Tzeitung published the now-iconic photograph of President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of the U.S. national security team watching the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, something was missing: images of the two women who were present in the White House […]

Don’t Ms.: Bridesmaids, Women Who Rock, Queer Scavenger Hunt and More!

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Boston: Catch the last week of the Boston LGBT film festival! through May 15 New York: Join NOW-NYC and feminist activist Shelby Knox as she talks online organizing and teaches you how to be revolutionary thinker on the web. May 10, 6:30 p.m. @ 150 West 28th Street, Suite 304 Planned Parenthood of New York […]

Newsflash: World Population To Reach 7 Billion This Year

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The UN announced Tuesday that the world population is estimated to reach 7 billion by October 2011. And that, says United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) executive director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, underscores the need to provide “safe and effective” family planning to the 215 million women who lack it because it’s not readily available or prohibitively […]

Don’t Ms.: Mother’s Day, MOMA Nights, Knit-a-Boob and More

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Everywhere: May 8 is Mother’s Day! Stay tuned to the Ms. Blog for posts that put a feminist lens on the day. New York: MoMA nights, in conjunction with the exhibition Looking at Music 3.0, will feature a DJ set by Adam Horovitz (of the Beastie Boys) and a poster signing by artists featured in […]

Newsflash: Indiana to Axe Healthcare for Women

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Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana says he will sign the controversial bill HB 1210, which will make Indiana the first state to defund Planned Parenthood. According to Planned Parenthood, that will leave as many as “22,000 patients without access to Pap tests, birth control and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.” The bill also imposes extreme […]

Newsflash: Indiana Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood

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Indiana is set to become the first state to defund Planned Parenthood. The state’s House voted 66-32 yesterday to cut the $3 million in federal money the state distributes to Planned Parenthood’s family planning and health programs. The Senate voted to approve the measure earlier this month, and the bill now hits Gov. Mitch Daniels’ […]

No Comment: “Even Your Wife Can Turn on the DVD!”

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Finally, someone has devised a way for women to turn on the DVD! Thanks, AudioOne, for making a product so simple even a woman can use it! On first blush, this electronics ad, submitted by Ms. reader Caroline in Lexington, SC, seems to be a real throwback to advertising of the 1950′s. Unfortunately, we may […]

Don’t Ms.: May Day, Sex is the Spice of Life, Green Feminisms and More!

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Everywhere: Happy May Day! May Day was first celebrated in 1886 and is synonymous with International Workers’ Day (or Labour Day). Typically, it’s a day of political demonstration and celebration organized by unions. Check your local listings for feminist May Day fun! Join Dr. Sharon Lamb as she explores “alternatives to the narrow versions of sexuality […]