8 Stories That Show What Abortion Was Like Before Roe v. Wade

As the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaches on Jan. 22—and with the Supreme Court set to revisit women’s fundamental right to access abortion in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole case, the most serious threat to abortion since 1992—the Ms. Blog decided to look back at the realities of illegal abortion pre-Roe, and for women today who […]

5 Great Feminist Moments from the 2016 Golden Globes

We may have lost Amy and Tina as (the best-ever) hosts of the Golden Globes, but this year’s show included a number of great feminist moments. Take a look below for five of our faves! 1. Ricky Gervais called out Hollywood’s gender pay gap. Ricky Gervais kicked off the Globes with some highly offensive—and, thankfully, poorly received—transphobic jokes. But […]

10 of the Most Inspiring Feminists of 2015

This year was packed full of feminists doing praise-worthy things. From student activists taking on campus injustices, to celebrities using the spotlight to effect change, 2015 made us proud. Below, take a look at a non-exhaustive list of 10 inspiring feminists who fought the good fight this year. 1. Kimberlé Crenshaw and the African American Policy Forum Kimberlé […]

The Top 15 Feminist Moments of 2015

Ah, 2015. The year feminist declarations were too many to count, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ruled the Supreme Court (and our hearts), Hollywood sexism came under fire, feminist films filled the big screen and so much more. In no particular order, check out 15 of the best feminist moments of 2015! 1. The White House battled sexual […]

Earn Less, Spend More: New Report Shows Women are Gouged by the Marketplace

On average, women in the United States earn 79 cents to every man’s dollar. That’s enough to get your blood boiling, but add to that the finding that women pay more for most products than men—and your head will be spinning. New research from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) finds that women’s […]

We Heart: Serena Williams, Sportsperson of the Year

Three cheers for Serena Williams! Sports Illustrated has named the tennis great its 2015 Sportsperson of the Year—and for good reason. Williams has had one of the most impressive tennis careers on record, and this year included a seemingly endless string of achievements. Though she was plagued by illness throughout the season, Williams won titles at Wimbledon, the […]

“Transparent” Creator Jill Soloway: “Feminism Is Just About to Break Open”

If you’ve seen Jill Soloway’s Amazon show Transparent, you know why fans and critics alike are anxiously awaiting the Season Two premiere on Dec. 11. And if you’re still not on the Soloway bandwagon, you may decide to jump aboard after reading about the showrunner’s commitment to trans activism, and her take on modern feminism. Soloway appeared on […]

Target of “Ugliest Girls” Poll Responds to Bullies in Awesome Letter

When high school senior Lynelle Cantwell was named in an “ugliest girls” poll circulating around her school, she used the Internet to fight back. But instead of attacking her tormenters or launching a similarly hurtful poll, the Canadian teen wrote a packed-with-confidence letter and posted it on her Facebook page. “I’m sorry that your life is […]

We Heart: Amber Rose as Gloria Steinem, Rosie the Riveter and More Feminist Icons

Here at Ms., we couldn’t be happier when a celebrity takes up the feminist mantle. So we were totally on board when Amber Rose emerged as a feminist fighter earlier this year. From her Los Angeles SlutWalk to her clever anti-slut-shaming video to her refreshingly candid interviews, Rose is quickly becoming a strong advocate in the […]

Feel-Good Friday: Video Celebrates Women Who Run the World

Friends, this has been a truly terrible week. Between the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., the attack on Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs and ongoing attempts in Congress to both block any form of gun control and repeal women’s access to reproductive healthcare, there’s little good news to report. But we all need a little […]