The 10 Scariest Pictures You’ll See This Halloween


Reprinted with permission from the American Association of University Women Halloween is the perfect time to tell ghost stories. But there’s nothing scarier than the true story of gender inequality in the United States. Forget ghouls, goblins, and graveyards—these 10 statistics on women’s equality reflect a reality far scarier than whatever comes out to haunt […]

How Would You Like to Work the Same Hours for Half the Pay? That’s the Gender Pay Gap for Latinas

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This article was first published by the American Association of University Women. Today, Oct. 15, marks the length of time Latinas must work into the year to earn what white, non-Hispanic men earn in one calendar year. How would you like to have your paycheck cut in half? Or feel double the strain when paying […]

The Biggest Problem with the GOP Debate


Reprinted with permission from American Association of University Women It’s official: Election season has begun. With an estimated 10 million viewers representing 16 percent of U.S. TV-owning households, the first primetime presidential debate of the 2016 election season was the most-watched primary debate in history. But there was one huge omission: women. The absence of women […]

Women’s Suffrage: 95 Years Later and Still Much to be Done

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Following the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, women spent over seven decades tirelessly campaigning and organizing in efforts to secure the right to vote. Success came when Congress passed, and President Woodrow Wilson signed, the 19th Amendment in 1920. But women’s work did not stop there. Today, women continue to empower our electorate and democracy. In every presidential […]

Carrie Chapman Catt: Suffrage Pioneer


This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. Pioneering suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt was instrumental in the fight to ensure women’s suffrage and empower new […]

Votes for Women! 7 Vintage Suffrage Valentines

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Reprinted with permission from the League of Women Voters February 14th isn’t just Valentine’s Day—it’s also League of Women Voters’ Day! The League was founded by suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt on February 14, 1920. Catt was instrumental in helping pass the 19th Amendment, which secured women the right to vote. Ever since, the League has been at the forefront of […]

Put Down That Barbie (2013 Edition)–And Find Empowering Dolls!


For centuries, dolls have helped children develop their socioemotional skills by teaching them how to empathize with others. Last year, dolls raked in nearly $2.7 billion in sales, making them one of the toy industry’s biggest items. However, not all of today’s dolls offer emotionally healthy experiences for children. Increasingly, parents are speaking out against […]

Put Down That Barbie! A (Non-Gendered) Gift Guide for Girls

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Dress-up wedding collections for your little “bride-to-be.” Pretty LEGOs to help her build beauty shops. Dolls skinnier than Barbie and sexier than Bratz. Pink vacuum cleaners and cleaning trolleys, makeup kits and kitchen sets. I spoke with Jennifer Pozner, founder and executive director of Women in Media and News, about the effects of toy gendering […]