New Coloring Book Lets You Create Your Own Feminist Icon

We’ve been writing a lot about feminist coloring books lately, including those designed for adults and kids. Well, now we’ve discovered one that caters to both audiences—and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. Created by Canadian artists Katrin Leblond and Iris Glaser, Colour Her: A Mix ‘n Match Colouring Book lets users create […]

NEWSFLASH: Trial of Police Officer Accused of Assaulting 13 Black Women Begins

The trial of former Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw begins today. Holtzclaw faces a total of 36 charges, six for first-degree rape. All of Holtzclaw’s alleged victims are African American women. In pre-trial hearings, prosectors argued that Holtzclaw targeted vulnerable women—including sex workers, those with addictions and women with active warrants—in his crimes, knowing they’d fear […]

KillJoy’s Kastle: Where Lesbian Feminist Tropes Go to Die

Pass through the Georgia O’Keefe-inspired vagina dentata and enter a world of lesbian feminist frights. Turn to your right and you’ll find a zombie folksinger gaily crooning away, strumming an acoustic guitar beneath a shimmering sign reading “Lesbian Rule.” If you’re in need of a restroom, turn to your left and walk through a door […]

The Problem With the Press Corps Covering Hillary Clinton

Politico ran a story this week on the most startling thing about the press corps covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign: most of the journalists on the trail are women. That’s unusual, and awesome, in a world where the news is reported overwhelmingly by men. But there was one thing we couldn’t help but notice about the “class photo” of […]

We (Tentatively) Heart: Canada’s Feminist Prime Minister

While it’s still a little too early to heart him wholeheartedly (pun intended), we’re showing some tentative love for Canada’s new prime minister-elect, Justin Trudeau. In an interview that aired earlier this week, the soon-to-be PM addressed a wide range of feminist concerns, including sexual assault, victim-blaming and sexism on Parliament Hill, and declared that he’s “proud […]

Gloria Steinem on Beyonce: “You Had Me at Hello”

Good news: Gloria Steinem loves Beyonce as much as you do. In an interview with Cosmopolitan published online this week, the cofounding Ms. editor opens up about sex, relationships, Hillary Clinton’s chances at the presidency and more—and offers up this great little tidbit about fierce feminist—and Ms. cover woman!—Beyonce: I was there when Beyoncé did Chime for Change—you know, […]

Feminist Groups to Feds: It’s Time to Protect Students from Harassment

A coalition of more than 70 women’s and civil rights groups today called on the Department of Education to remind post-secondary schools that it’s their legal obligation to protect students from harassment under Title IX and the Civil Rights Act. In the wake of threats faced by women students at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) on the […]

Powerful Photos Show the Crisis Facing Canada’s Aboriginal Women

Between 1980 and 2012, more than 1,100 Aboriginal women in Canada were murdered, and in 2013 there were 164 Aboriginal women who had been missing for more than 30 days. Those numbers come into shocking relief when the small population of Aboriginal—also known as First Nations—women is compared with the total number of missing and […]

We Heart: Engineering Student Jared, a True Feminist Ally

Last week, Eastern Washington University engineering student Jared Mauldin wrote a letter to the editor of his school’s newspaper, The Easterner, in which he showed what it means to be a true feminist ally. Mauldin’s letter, addressed to the women in his class, offers up some simple lessons every “men’s rights activist” or so-called “meninist” ought […]

California Now Has the Strongest Equal Pay Law in the Nation

On Tuesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law the strongest equal pay legislation in the nation. The Fair Pay Act, introduced by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D), was passed by the State Assembly and Senate this summer. It ensures that women receive equal pay for work that is the same or substantially similar to that done by men. […]