Join Ms. at the West Hollywood Women’s Equality Day Celebration!

We’re celebrating the 96th anniversary of the 19th amendment with fellow feminists on August 26 at a free event jam-packed with empowering goodness—and you should be there!

The NRA is Dead Wrong about Women and Guns

Never mind a woman’s intelligence, self-respect or ambitions. According to the NRA, empowerment—real empowerment—is an experience privy to those clutching the grip of a gun.

NEWSFLASH: UN Human Rights Council Ramps Up the Fight for LGBT Rights

Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed its first Independent Expert on violence and discrimination against LGBT people.

NO COMMENT: How “Central Intelligence” Plays Into Our Toxic Masculinity Problem

I, for one, won’t be seeing Central Intelligence—because I don’t believe that you need a “big Johnson” to save the world. (Or a Johnson at all, for that matter.)

NEWSFLASH: Hawaii’s New Gun Reform Laws Should Become the National Standard

Hawaii Governor David Ige signed three gun law reform bills into law Thursday, putting the state ahead of the rest of the nation in ensuring its residents are safe from gun violence. One law in particular also specifically addresses the intersection of gun violence and domestic violence.

Combating the Military Sexual Assault Crisis Should Come Before Equality Under the Draft

A defense authorization bill which would require women to register for Selective Service is moving through Congress. But in a military landscape rife with sexual violence, this step toward women’s full equality under the law seems short-sighted and even irresponsible.

NEWSFLASH: Judge Who Gave Brock Turner Only Six Months for Rape Blocked from New Sexual Assault Case

The decision to remove Persky from a new sex crimes case comes after a petition with over 1,000,000 signatures demanding such.

A Special Teacher’s Feminist Influence

Steve Jobs once said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” When I learned it was National Teacher Appreciation Week and I began to reflect on my own experiences as a young student, I was reminded of all the remarkable educators who had guided me through my adolescent education. Some […]

We Heart: Ballerina Misty Copeland’s New Barbie Doll

Misty Copeland made history last summer when she became the first African American woman to hold the title of principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), solidifying her position as a living legend and inspiration to young girls everywhere. Today, she found another way to be a role model: as a Barbie doll in Mattel’s […]

The Political Popularity Contest

With the presidential election now in full swing, the Ms. Blog is excited to bring you a series presented in conjunction with Presidential Gender Watch 2016, a project of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and the Center for American Women and Politics. They’ll be tracking, analyzing and illuminating gender dynamics during election season—so check back with us regularly! Think […]