Don’t Ms.: Chocolate Gala, Art Objectifying Men and More!

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Rarely does activism get this hedonistic. This week, support women’s rights by drinking chocolate martinis, gazing at the male form or hearing from the likes of Laurie Anderson and Valerie Plame Wilson. Minneapolis: Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota’s Celebrate! gala is back for its 10th year, with radio talk show host Jearlyn Steele […]

Don’t Ms.: Gloria Steinem, Marion Jones, War Redefined and More!

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After a week of serious talks and films, we’ll be ready to jet off to Brighton, U.K., for a riot grrrl-themed Halloween party. What era Kathleen Hannah will you be dressing as? Los Angeles & New York: Three women journalists who have risked their lives covering news in war-torn places have been named the International […]

Don’t Ms.: War, Peace, Humor, Suffrage, Body Love and More!

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Nashville: Vanderbilt University will be hosting Shelby Knox, subject of the award-winning documentary The Education of Shelby Knox, a film that follows her advocacy for sex education and gay rights in her conservative Southern Baptist town. Her lecture is entitled Bless Her Heart: How One Good Southern Girl Changed the World. Admission is free and […]

Don’t Ms.: ERA Education Project, Milk Like Sugar, Phranc and More!

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What’s better than a week of feminist comedy, plays, book-signings and music? Los Angeles: The ERA Education Project is hosting a night of comedy that asks, “Hey, WTF, don’t I get equal rights too??!” The All Girl Full Equality Tour features the likes of Emmy Award winner Beth Sherman, Last Comic Standing contestant Laurie Kilmartin, […]

Don’t Ms.: Black Lesbian Poets, Ada Lovelace Day and Much More!

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Los Angeles: UCLA’s Department of Women’s Studies is hosting Joan Roughgarden’s talk, “Evolution of Social Behavior: Not the 1970s Anymore.” Hear the Stanford University professor and author of Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender and Sexuality in Nature and in People as she discusses the way evolutionary principles shape family life and cooperation in the 21st century. […]

Don’t Ms.: Eve Ensler, JD Samson, Our Bodies, Ourselves and More!

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Washington D.C.: Holly Kearl, author of Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women and Mandy Van Deven, co-author of Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets will be in D.C. for a discussion of their books, followed by a book signing. Monday, […]

No Comment: “Use Your Natural Charm”

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In three new ads featuring model Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian lingerie company Hope urges women to take off their clothes before breaking “bad” news to their male partners. The ads rely on the old saw that sex sells, but we’re willing to let that slide–after all, it’s lingerie. But these ads don’t sell lingerie with the […]

Don’t Ms.: Feminist Mothers, Annual Celebrations and Much More!

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This week is ripe with events featuring feminist speakers—from professors to authors to the first lady to activist moms. New York: A preview of the new documentary by Joanna Lipper, The Supreme Price, will feature excerpts from the film, which follows activist Hafsat Abiola as she leads the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria’s 2011 elections. Sponsored by […]

The Women in Poverty Epidemic, Visualized

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Released last week, the United States Census Bureau’s latest data on household income left no doubt that more and more American women are sinking into poverty. According to a National Women’s Law Center analysis of the census data, the poverty rate for women grew from 13.9 percent in 2009 to 14.5 percent in 2010. It’s […]

Don’t Ms.: Experimentations of a Teenage Feminist, Aung San Suu Kyi Biopic, and More!

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It’s a great week for feminist submissions! Help a teenager gather photos of feminists from around the globe, or enter an essay contest about Ms. magazine covers. This week there’s something for everyone, so don’t Ms. out! Everywhere: Experimentations of a Teenage Feminist blogger Danielle R. Burch is collecting photographs of a diverse array of […]