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 […]

A Model-Free Ad Campaign We Can Get Behind

You may have heard about Target using “real” women in its 2015 swimsuit campaign, or aerie publishing unretouched images of its models. And there’s been tons of great exposure for plus-size models this year. All of these efforts are steps toward a more realistic media landscape, and we’re really loving the latest move: an empowering ad campaign from clothing retailer The Limited. The […]

Not Your Mother’s Wonder Woman: Feminist Comics Out Now

In the past few years, young women have emerged as the fastest-growing demographic in the Western Comics scene, and the the industry has made moves to reflect the changing audience. For instance, this summer, Marvel, one of the “big two” comics publishers—along with DC Comics—released a new series called A-Force featuring all of Marvel’s mightiest women […]

Is this the End of American Apparel’s Controversial Ads?

Clothing brand American Apparel is no stranger to controversy. Over the years, its risqué ads—from in-your-face billboards to shocking online campaigns—have incited everything from mild discomfort to serious complaints. And it’s no wonder why: For years, the American Apparel image has been inextricably intertwined with the exploitation of women’s bodies. Not only are AA’s models often scantily clad, many look underage and […]

Marvel’s Blade is Getting a Badass New Lead

This past weekend, thousands of comic fans gathered in San Diego for the 46th Comic-Con International. Guests roamed the main exhibit hall, saw exclusive sneak peeks for their favorite shows and movies, and attended panels filled with esteemed authors, illustrators, directors and more. This year’s Women of Marvel panel happened on Sunday, the last day of […]

Meet the Writer of Bitch Planet, 2015’s Most Badass Comic

Are you woman enough to survive Bitch Planet? So begins every issue of Bitch Planet, a comic series that takes place in a dystopic future where Earth is run by “The Fathers,” and women who don’t fit the patriarchal vision of a “woman” (read: white, cis, thin, subservient, sexual playthings) are deemed Non-Compliant and shipped off to […]

On Caitlyn Jenner and “Feminine” Beauty

Caitlyn Jenner made her bold debut on the cover of Vanity Fair this week. While we’ve talked on the Ms. Blog about privilege and trans identity and the incorrect conflation of gender identity and sexual orientation, we haven’t addressed the choice of image on Jenner’s cover and in the pages of the magazine. While we celebrate Jenner’s jubilant emergence as her […]

Where Do Feminists Fall in the Charlie Hebdo Debate?

Last night, the PEN American Center, a literary and human rights organization, conferred a Freedom of Expression Courage award to Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine that was brutally attacked by Islamic extremists in January after it published cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. In the weeks leading up to the PEN event, heated controversy erupted when […]

Ida Tarbell: The Woman Who Pioneered Investigative Reporting

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. When you hear the words investigative journalist, what images spring to mind? Do you think of surly […]

The Unstoppable Nellie Bly

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. You might think that journalism today is a woman’s game. After all, women make up the majority […]

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