We Heart: HGTV for Cancelling New Show Over Hosts’ Anti-Gay Views

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Home improvement cable network HGTV backed out of airing an upcoming reality TV series on house-flipping after it came to light that the stars of the series were anti-gay, anti-abortion activists. Twin brothers Jason and David Benham, noted real estate developers who have made a name for themselves in fixing up dilapidated homes and selling […]

NEWSFLASH: Beverly Hills Condemns Sultan of Brunei; More Groups Boycott Hotels

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International outrage surged this week over the Sultan of Brunei’s new Taliban-like laws, which will see gay men and lesbians stoned to death and women who have abortions publicly flogged. The Beverly Hills City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday condemning the laws and urging Brunei to divest its ownership in the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. Reads […]

NEWSFLASH: Fast-Food Workers to Strike Worldwide!

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At a press conference outside a Manhattan McDonald’s this morning, the group Fast Food Forward announced that workers around the globe will undertake a one-day strike on May 15 to push for higher pay and workers’ rights. The 15th is a perfectly symbolic day to strike, as the strikers’ pay goal is $15 an hour. […]

NEWSFLASH: Supreme Court Says “No” to Kansas Abortion-Rights Foe

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It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving fellow. Phill Kline, the former attorney general of Kansas, won’t be getting back his license to practice law for at least three years, thanks to a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court upheld, without comment, the decision made last fall by the Kansas Supreme Court […]

NEWSFLASH: Congresswoman Announces Plan for New Campus Rape Legislation

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Sexual assault is rampant on college campuses across the U.S. As we wrote in the winter/spring 2014 issue of Ms., one in five women students will be assaulted during her post-secondary career. The good news is that lawmakers are taking action to stop campus rape: Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) announced earlier this month plans for federal […]

Words from Women on Earth Day

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Earth Day, also known as International Mother Earth Day,  originated in 1970 to celebrate our planet and to promote sustainable, healthy environments in communities around the world. Today, people traditionally take part in activities to honor our Mother Earth and pledge to take action in protecting our environment. Women environmentalists have often been a driving […]

President Obama Takes a Stand for Women on Equal Pay Day

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Women in the U.S. make roughly one-third less than men doing the same jobs, which means it would take a woman from January 1 to April 8 the following year (or more than 15 months) to earn what a man does in 12 months. That’s why workers across the country recognize today as Equal Pay Day—a reminder […]

NEWSFLASH: Fast-Food Workers Protest Wage Theft

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Fast-food workers nationwide have come together this week to protest wage theft at chains including McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s. Protesters report having been pressured to work while off the clock, purchase restaurant-related items, such as dish-washing liquid, out of their own pockets and work overtime without proper compensation. The rallies took place across the […]

We Spleen: Joan Rivers for Body-Shaming Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham, writer, producer and star of HBO’s hit show, Girls, pushes back against conventional beauty standards by frequently appearing nude on her show and embracing her physique. We applaud her for her boldness. But Joan Rivers has a different take on Dunham’s boundary-crossing ways. The Fashion Police host recently made some way-out-of-line remarks about Dunham on Howard Stern’s radio […]

We <3 McGill University for Reclaiming the "F-Word"

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No, Limbaugh and your like, you can no longer label feminists as typical “bra-burning, butch, bitchy, feminazi” women. The Feminist Collective of the Law School of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, is here to prove the wide diversity of feminism with their new campaign, “McGill Law Feminists.” The campaign collected photographs of McGill staff, faculty […]