We Heart: Badass Pregnant TV Reporter Standing Up to Body-Shamers

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Canadian meteorologist Kristi Gordon of Global News in British Columbia is visibly pregnant and still working every day. When some news viewers took issue with her changing body and sent hurtful letters to the station criticizing her appearance, Gordon made a gutsy move and took to the air to speak out against bullying. On a […]

Fed Up: Women Fast-Food Workers Fight Back

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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. This article, celebrating the heroes of the fast-food workers movement, originally appeared in the Fall 2013 issue […]

Bringing Abortion Back to Wichita

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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. This article originally appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of Ms. Click here to get a copy! On May […]

NEWSFLASH: Supreme Court Protects Pregnant Workers

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If a business already accommodates workers who have temporary disabilities, they can’t refuse to accommodate a pregnant employee. And they can’t use cost as an excuse. That’s essentially what the U.S. Supreme Court decided Wednesday, with a 6-3 vote, in the case of Young v. UPS. The facts of the case follow, as presented by […]

Sarah Weddington: Still Arguing for Roe

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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. This interview was first published in the Winter 2013 issue of Ms. Click here to get a copy! On […]

Cristeta Comerford: The White House’s First Woman Executive Chef

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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. By now it’s no secret that professional kitchens are overflowing with machismo. From the vivid scenes described […]

Our Revolution Has Just Begun

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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. The following is excerpted from a talk given by Gloria Steinem in November 2013, the night before […]

We Heart: Terry Crews, Fierce Feminist

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You might know that Terry Crews is a former NFL player or that he plays a sweet-tough cop on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. But you may be surprised to learn that he’s also a badass feminist. Crews recently spoke to DAME magazine’s Alanna Schubach about masculinity, women in the workforce and rape culture in sports, and boy did he have some […]

NEWSFLASH: Gym Classes Opened to Saudi Girls

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For the first time, schools in Saudi Arabia will offer gym classes to girls. As the country’s obesity rate for women and young people climbs, many welcome the change. “I think it’s a big deal because this is a way of acknowledging publicly that women need to get the same treatment or care that males […]

We Spleen: Baby Fat-Shaming

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UPDATE: Wry Baby has taken its “I Hate My Thighs” snapsuit off its website in response to the uproar caused by the following Ms. Blog post! Yes, we know—it’s meant to be funny. After all, the company that sells this onesie with the saying “I Hate My Thighs” is named Wry Baby. And we feminists […]