The C-Word You Should Never Call a Woman

If it makes you a “C-word” to stand up for yourself, to work hard, to speak truth to power, to not let a man take advantage of your body, to fight for the rights of marginalized voices—then yes, vagina, I am a cunt!

Welcome to Dietland

A new, feminist television series is barreling in full force to AMC this month with a scandalous proposition—that women should be unapologetically proud of who they are, regardless of their size.

The Lesbian Poets of Headmistress Press: Freesia McKee and Farrell Greenwald Brenner in Conversation

Lesbian poets Freesia McKee and Farrell Greenwald Brenner talk libraries, poetry as possibility and the solidarity between a writer and their readers.

Reflections in Oshun’s Mirror: Beyoncé Mass, the Royal Wedding and Highly Visible Black Girl Magic

Days before waking up in the wee hours to watch the wedding of American actor Meghan Markle and British royal Prince Harry, I was already pondering the meaning of a different service: “Beyoncé Mass,” held at the Grace Cathedral Church in San Francisco.

We Heart: The Hilarious Menstrual Equity Musical “Keep Calm and Tampon”

Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day—which we’re reclaiming here at Ms. as Menstrual Equity Day! That’s why we’re kicking back to watch “Keep Calm and Tampon,” the short musical directed, written and acted entirely by women that celebrates every single menstruator who takes on the patriarchy, everyday sexism and even the state in their fight for equality.

The Marvel Universe’s #MeToo Moment

“She’s Not Alone” was not the same call-out against sexual assault and harassment as the #MeToo movement—but it shared similar undertones.

The Lesbian Poets of Headmistress Press: Laura Foley and Maureen Bocka

Two lesbian poets talk emotional journeys, writing as practice and Barbie dolls.

This Summer, Go See Women-Centric Films!

Part of the process of repairing the pipeline for women in film, in all areas—producing, behind and in front of the camera — is on us.

The Lesbian Poets of Headmistress Press: Robin Reagler and Diane Furtney in Conversation

Two lesbian poets talk grief, solitude, small towns and Texas troopers.

Rest in Power: Margot Kidder Was the Superhero

On Sunday, the world lost Margot Kidder, a much-loved actress known to many for her portrayal of “Lois Lane” in the 1978 Superman and its sequel.

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