Hold the Sprinkles: National Pro-Life Cupcake Day Is Upon Us

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Here at the Ms. Blog, we don’t usually turn down cupcakes. But over the next few days, we’ll be forgoing any of the tasty deserts handed out by the Cupcakes for Life movement. In case you didn’t see it on your calendar, this Sunday, October 9, is National Pro-Life Cupcakes Day, designed by folks against […]

We Heart: Rock ‘N’ Roll (so put another dime in the juke box, baby)

We Heart Rock N Roll

When the sister-led rock band Heart emerged in the early 1970s, lead singer Ann Wilson says, she and guitarist-sister Nancy were pretty much sui generis: When I first started my career, the words ‘women who rock’ were nonexistent. …There were ‘singer/songwriters’… but there was no ‘women who rock’ category. It was entirely a boy’s club […]

If Men Could Menstruate …

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The Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) current exhibit, Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects, in New York, concerns itself with the communication between people and things, featuring objects that have a “direct interaction” with their users. One object with a very direct interaction should be particularly intriguing to feminists: the […]

Gagging the Gag Rule for Good

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In three years, one of the most volatile on-and-off-again relationships in American history will celebrate its 30th anniversary: that of the Global Gag Rule and U.S. global policy. But if Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) can convince her Senate colleagues, the gag rule might not live to receive its pearls. The rule (also known as the […]

Still Using the Old Model for Sexist Car Advertisements

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Take a glance at the recent BMW ad (left) and you’ll know that the road to car sales is still paved, just as it has been since its construction, with sexist, heteronormative, racist and outright offensive advertisements. When AOL.com recently ran this vintage Goodyear tire ad, which it deemed one of the most sexist ads […]

California Farm Workers March for Fair Treatment

Farm Workers March

Despite the heat of a California August, farmworkers will embark tomorrow morning, Aug. 23, on a 167-mile march from Madera, Calif., to the state capitol, Sacramento. The marchers, who should arrive at their destination on September 4 (during Labor Day weekend), hope to draw attention to SB 104–the  Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act–which was […]