Women Clean Up After BP’s “Man-Made” Oil Spill

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The oil and gas industry is dominated by men, but it’s mostly women who are cleaning up British Petroleum’s mess. According to Jenna Goudreau at ForbesWoman, President Obama…has dispatched women leaders like U.S. Homeland Security’s Janet Napolitano; Carol Browner, the assistant to the president for Energy and Climate Change; Dr. Jane Lubchenco, administrator of the National Oceanic […]

Sorry, Man, You’re Too Short (Am I A Bad Feminist?)

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“He’s a nice guy. But he’s, like, two inches shorter than me.” Heard that before, either from a friend or your own mouth? I am a feminist, but as a heterosexual woman I prefer to date guys who are taller than me. I’m not the only one. I’ve automatically dismissed many a potential date because […]

We Heart: Feminist Hulk

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Twitter seems to reveal an endless capacity for creativity.  The Hulk, that comic book icon of exaggerated masculinity and brief sentences, is a natural fit for some Twitter satire. The Hulk has several online personas, including Drunk Hulk, Cross Dressing Hulk, and of course, The Real Hulk. Our latest favorite Twitter feed is Feminist Hulk, who’s […]

Ms. Takes On Miss USA

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We Ms. staffers don’t normally gather ’round to watch the Miss USA pageant. In fact, feminists have long protested such pageants and considered them  exploitative of women. But we found a little something to cheer about this year. Rima Fakih, 24, is the first Arab American to win the pageant, and probably the first immigrant. […]