NEWSFLASH: New Legislation Would Protect Military Whistleblowers

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On Thursday, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) along with Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) introduced legislation that would protect military whistleblowers who come forward with allegations of sexual assault and other wrongdoing. The Legal Justice for Servicemembers Act is similar to a bill drafted by Boxer in the 80s, the […]

Actor and Feminist Jayne Meadows Dies at 95

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Actor Jayne Meadows, who performed in Broadway, television and film productions from the 1940s on, died Sunday of natural causes at her Encino, California home. She was 95. Meadows was an ardent feminist who portrayed women in many empowered roles. When her husband, the original Tonight Show host, Steve Allen, launched a PBS series in 1977 entitled Meeting […]

We Heart: Amy Schumer’s Takedown Of Hollywood Sexism

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Comedian Amy Schumer’s star has been rising—make that soaring—over the last few months: Not only has her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, received critical acclaim and been picked up for a fourth season, she recently received a Peabody Award for the “smart, distinctively female and amiably profane” program, as the Peabodies described it. This week, in a […]

10 Feminist Tees You Need to Have

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Do you struggle to decide what to wear every morning? Then update your wardrobe with these awesome feminist shirts. We scoured the Internet so you wouldn’t have to, picking out the best in feminist fashion. You’ll get to (literally) wear your feminism on your sleeve and show everyone #WhatAFeministLooksLike! Get Ms. in your inbox! Click here to […]

We Heart: The Perfect Comeback to a Sexist Jab

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Microaggressions are everywhere: at school (“You’re Asian, you must be good at math!”), at lunch (“Do you really need to eat that?”) and even in your own family (“So when are you having kids?”) Women face these kinds of sexist and racist jabs daily, and it’s not always possible to come up with a witty […]

NEWSFLASH: First-Ever Woman Sentenced for Feticide

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This week, 33-year-old Purvi Patel became the first woman in the United States to be convicted and sentenced on a feticide charge. Patel was arrested in the summer of 2013 after she sought medical attention at an Indiana hospital for heavy vaginal bleeding. After a doctor found an umbilical cord, she told staff she had […]

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 […]