Q&A: Laura Bates on Writing Girl Up and Building a Feminist Future

“I wanted to throw young women a lifeline… I needed more time to say ‘no, it isn’t normal, it really is bullshit and you shouldn’t have to put up with it and you’re not alone.'”

An Ambitious Push for Parity

A new campaign aims to fill half of the 500,000 elected positions across the U.S. with women lawmakers by 2030.

Lawmakers and Advocates Urge the DCCC to Stand Firm on Abortion Rights

Women’s lives are on the line—will Democrats stand firm in saving them?

Inside Pussy Riot: Political Theatre for a New Era of Resistance

Pussy Riot hopes to create a performance that will mobilize their audience into action and protest against authoritative regimes across the world.

Q&A: A’shanti Gholar is Helping Everyday Women Run for Office

“The woman who is constantly volunteering for other candidates, who believes they can make changes in the community—we want her on the ballot. We want her to believe in herself and that she can make those changes.”

Minimum Wage Workers Are Still Waiting for a Raise

Over 20 million workers in 21 states are still earning the outdated and unlivable federal minimum wage of $7.50 an hour. 40 percent of workers in those 21 states and 30 percent of workers nationally earn wages that leave them below the poverty line.

Our Votes Are Our Voices—And They’re At Risk

What’s at stake as we move forward are not just our voices. The feminist values we fight for every day are in danger because of voter suppression efforts and gerrymandering.

Gender-Swapping the Doctor

Jodie Whittaker will play the 13th Time Lord and first woman Doctor on BBC’s popular show “Doctor Who.” And it’s a big deal.

Q&A: Menstrual Equity Champion Jennifer Weiss-Wolf on Fighting for the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women

Ms. spoke with Weiss-Wolf about the recently-introduced Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act and how it could change the lives of women in prison.

Pushing Back on the Media’s Sexualization of Girls

Two actors from the hit series Game of Thrones are speaking out about Hollywood’s sexualization of young women—and their hopes that the film and television industries will diversify and offer more authentic representation for women.

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