We Heart: The Real Housewives of SNL

Bravo’s The Real Housewives reality show is everywhere, whether you watch it on TV or not. On the radio you can hear Kim Zolciak or the Countess LuAnn singing about money or parties. At the supermarket you can see Teresa Giudice on the cover of a tabloid, refuting claims that her husband is cheating, or […]

Need Some Feminist Fun? Here’s Where To Find It This Week

Ready for all the great feminist events coming up this week? I know I am, as always. This week signals one of my favorite holidays (for me it counts as a holiday): the National Women’s Studies Conference. Difficult Dialogues II picks up the complicated conversations started in Atlanta last year, this time in Denver, Colo., […]

Talking Up Choice on the Streets and Campuses

On Election Day, bright and early at 7 a.m. (usually the time I hit the snooze button for another 20 minutes of sleep), I was already on the corner of Westwood and Wilshire Blvds. in Los Angeles volunteering for the Feminist Majority’s Pro-Choice Students for Barbara Boxer Campaign. Along with three others, we held signs […]

Peek At the Week

Welcome to our new weekly events calendar, where I’ll give you a rundown of all the fabulous feminist and progressive (and sometimes cheesy pop culture) events that I would be attending if I could be in multiple places at once and had an inheritance. The first and most important event this week is Election Day, […]

Newsflash: A Stop to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”?

UPDATE, October 14: The Obama administration has asked U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips to stay her order for the U.S. military to end its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. On Tuesday, Phillips issued a worldwide injunction stopping enforcement of DADT Gay rights groups have been celebrating the decision, but still relaying caution to LGBTQ […]

Tavi Gevinson is Fashionable, Feminist and Just 14

Tavi Gevinson is a feminist. When I ask her if she would call herself one she wholeheartedly agrees. At 14, she has recently started high school and gave a presentation about Riot Grrrl in her favorite class. She is known in class for being “the feminist” after her presentation, but it isn’t a big deal. […]

Dare to Read a Banned Book Today!

September 25th through October 2nd is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, showcasing those dangerous tomes that might warp the minds of young and old alike! Perhaps they touch on–lower your voice–sex. Or sexism. Or racism. Or on progressive politics. Perhaps they’re anti-war! In any case, someone or some group has either challenged these […]

bell hooks week!

“If I do not speak in a language that can be understood, then there is little chance for dialogue.” -bell hooks, from Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black This week at the Ms. Blog, we are running a series of essays celebrating the life and works of the extraordinary bell hooks. hooks has made a […]

90210 on 9/02/10

When I think about growing up in the 90s, I always return to one particular place: Beverly Hills, California. I never actually stepped foot in the zip code (until recently, when I came to work as an intern for Ms.), but I watched Beverly Hills 90210 every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. I followed the […]

Newsflash: Australian Couple Awaits Trial for Abortion

In Cairns, Queensland, a 20-year-old woman is being prosecuted for intending to terminate her pregnancy. Tegan Leach and her partner, Sergie Brennan, 22, are expected to stand trial on October 12 for importing the abortion drugs RU486 and Misoprostol from Ukraine in order to terminate Leach’s pregnancy (in December 2008). While police did not prove […]

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