Up For Debate: Newsweek’s Silicon Valley Cover


Is the Newsweek cover above sexist? Depends on who you’re talking to. When the cover, depicting a cursor lifting up a faceless woman’s skirt, leaked ahead of its accompanying feature story on sexism in Silicon Valley, Twitter lit up with condemnation. Many felt it too closely mirrored what it was trying to critique: Some women […]

6 Apps Every Feminist Needs


As of July 2014, there were 1.3 million apps available on Google Play and 1.2 million on iTunes, so we get that it may feel impossible to sift through it all to find the gems that can make your life easier and more feminist. Well, here at Ms., we’ve waded through the depths to find some nifty apps […]

Our Favorite Feminist Crowdfunding Campaigns


Every single day, people work hard to turn their feminist dreams into realities, and crowdfunding websites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter have helped to put many people’s goals within reach. Last week, we put the spotlight on nonprofit SheHeroes’ Indiegogo campaign, which seeks to fund up to six biographical videos of women in STEM fields (science, technology, […]



Sometimes it takes a good role model to inspire someone to pursue an unlikely career path, but oftentimes girls don’t feel like they have role models from fields that have traditionally not been welcoming to women. Thus, certain fields like technology lose out on tons of brilliant girls and women, because at young ages many […]

Take a Class with bell hooks

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Reading bell hooks has practically become a feminist rite of passage. Having published dozens of books and papers, including Feminism is for Everybody, the distinguished professor at Berea College has made brilliant contributions to feminism. She’s also become an icon for budding feminists, and many of us may find ourselves wishing that we could take […]

FCKH8 Exploits Little Girls to Sell T-Shirts


This article is reprinted with permission from The Belle Jar. Earlier this week, FCKH8 released a video called F-Bombs for Feminism: Potty-Mouthed Princesses Use Bad Word for Good Cause that quickly went viral, and has been shared hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook alone. This isn’t surprising—it’s a video designed to hit that marketing sweet spot where […]

Why Did Hulu Reject This Rape Survivor’s Political Ad?


Amanda was enjoying her daily run when she was attacked and raped. Afterwards, she went to the hospital where she was immediately offered emergency contraception. In the video below, she shares her story in an ad paid for by the No On 67 campaign, and explains that she opposes Colorado’s personhood ballot measure—Amendment 67—because it would ban the […]

8 Ways Digital Media Has Changed Women’s Lives


A nationally recognized expert and innovator in the world of digital media, Sarah Granger is also an entrepreneur, public speaker and author of the new book, The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life—Online and Off. Having been online herself since age 9, she knows a thing or two about how digital […]

5 Steps to Social Change Through Digital Engagement


In the past decade, I’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing women’s organizations, such as BlogHer, on digital media strategy—helping women candidates, leaders, organizers and activists to do their jobs in making positive changes globally, nationally and locally. Here are five key steps I’ve learned are essential for attaining meaningful digital engagement for […]

Sounding the Alarm on Campus Rape


Bloomberg News took the campus sexual assault backlash to a new low last week with a piece describing how “hook-up culture” is on the decline at elite colleges now that there’s a heightened awareness of sexual assault on campuses. The focus of the article is the “burden” male students carry as a result of new interest in the […]