7 Great Feminist Moments from Past Oscars Speeches

Awards season is in full swing and next on the agenda is the glamorous, controversial and #SoWhite Academy Awards. In honor of the Oscars’ more inclusive moments, we’ve rounded up a few of the most memorable feminist acceptance speeches of our time. “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this […]

10 Valentine’s Day Cards to Send to Your Favorite Feminists

Valentine’s Day is upon us and we here at Ms. have collected a few feminist card ideas that are perfect for your significant other or favorite feminist friend. Skip the sappy, cliché or otherwise patriarchal Valentine’s Day messages and send one of these gems instead! All the bells and Whistles Let this remarkable feminist author and activist be the […]

“Make Rape Legal” Dude Plans Worldwide Straight-Guy Meetups, Cancels Them

It’s been widely reported that followers of Daryush Valizadeh, the anti-feminist, homophobic and misogynistic writer behind Return of Kings—who has also advocated for the legalization of rape on private property—would be gathering in secret locations around the globe for a series of meetups. On Wednesday, however, Valizadeh, also known as Roosh V or Roosh Vorek, announced on the Return of Kings […]

Sister to Sister: Why a Group of Nuns are Going Undercover as Sex Workers

For the last five years, more 1,000 nuns have been going undercover as sex workers to help women trafficked into prostitution and sex slavery. And while you’ve probably never heard of them, the sisters of Talitha Kum—a reference to the Gospel of Mark meaning, “Maiden, I say to you, arise” in Aramaic—are worthy of your attention. The sisters run prevention […]

Texas’ Anti-Abortion Law is Having a Predictably Terrible Effect on Women

A new study from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) has found that, thanks to Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion bill, HB2—parts of which are currently under consideration by the Supreme Court—women face a variety of obstacles that delay care and, in some cases, prevent them from obtaining a desired abortion. The study found that after being turned away […]

Planned Parenthood Sues Anti-Abortion Extremists for Phony Videos

Planned Parenthood announced Thursday that it had filed a federal lawsuit against the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), an anti-abortion organization that orchestrated a widely discredited video campaign this past summer alleging that Planned Parenthood sells fetal tissue for profit. “This lawsuit exposes the elaborate, illegal conspiracy designed to block women’s access to safe and legal […]

The Last 5 Years Have Been Terrible for Abortion Rights

Of all the abortion restrictions enacted in the nearly 43 years since Roe v. Wade, 27 percent have become law in the last five years, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute. That’s the largest number of restrictions enacted in any five-year period since the Supreme Court decided Roe. While states cannot legally deny […]

7 British Feminist Shows to Binge-Watch on Netflix in 2016

When we started to compile a list of binge-worthy feminist shows streaming on Netflix, we couldn’t help but notice that a huge number of them were produced in the U.K. So we’ve rounded up some of Britain’s best for your viewing pleasure—from murder mysteries to midwives. These seven programs explore the lives, loves, professions and aggravations of […]

A Republican Congressman Wants to Strip Bill Cosby of His Presidential Medal

In light of sexual assault allegations and recent charges against Bill Cosby, including his admission under oath in a 2005 deposition that he obtained and used Quaaludes to drug young women he wanted to have sex with, a Republican congressman is fighting to have Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom—the nation’s highest civilian honor—revoked. At a press conference late last […]

We Heart: Comic Book Dudes Taking a Stand Against Sexism

The Angoulême International Comics Festival in France—one of the biggest comic book festivals in the world—recently got a swift dose of reality thanks to some super cool dudes. When a short list of 30 nominees for Angoulême’s Grand Prix—a lifetime achievement award—was revealed to include exactly zero women comic artists, 12 of the men nominated quickly demanded that their names […]

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