Grace Under Fire: Honoring Fearless Women Journalists

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The International Women’s Media Foundation honored three remarkable women journalists at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles last week for their commitment to seeking the truth even when it put their lives at risk. The Ms. Blog had a chance to speak to those inspiring women—hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Serbia and Syria—after they received […]

We Heart: Daniel Radcliffe’s #WhatAFeministLooksLike Moment

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It looks like Elle UK cover woman and UN Women ambassador Emma Watson is rubbing off on her Harry Potter co-star, Daniel Radcliffe. In a recent interview with British GQ Radcliffe was asked if he’s a feminist: Yes [I am]. There’s seems to be a very recent thing that you come “out” as a feminist. It’s a very weird […]

From Ms. Staffers: Why We Vote (and Why You Should, Too!)

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Anita Little, associate editor When I was younger, I viewed the idea of voting in elections with irreverence. What difference could my one vote make in the future of our country and its laws? Voting seemed to be a futile pursuit, an opiate to make the masses feel better about their irrelevance in the halls […]

We Heart: HuffPost Canada’s Tribute to Rape Survivors

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On Sunday, The Huffington Post Canada offered up a haunting tribute to rape survivors. Using tweets shared with the trending hashtag #BeenRapedNeverReported, HuffPost filled its landing page and the front page of its Living section with truth-telling revelations. The hashtag was created by former Toronto Star reporter Antonia Zerbisias and Montreal Gazette writer Sue Montgomery in support of […]

All About That Catcalling Video

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By now you’ve probably heard about the catcalling video co-created by anti-street-harassment group Hollaback! and Rob Bliss Creative. The video features a woman who, while walking around New York for 10 hours, gets harassed by men more than 100 times; it’s been making its way speedily around the Internet and think-pieced in high volume. While some have come out in […]

NEWSFLASH: North Dakota Court Restricts Medication Abortions

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The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a state law restricting medication abortions will be allowed to take effect, severely limiting women’s access to a safe, legal medical procedure. Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, which first filed a lawsuit challenging the bill in July 2011: Today’s decision […]

What’s at Stake: Ballot Measures in Your State

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The Nov. 4 election is almost here—and we hope you’re feeling well-informed and ready to vote for the best candidates in your state. If you’re in one of the four states on the map below—Colorado, Oregon, North Dakota and Tennessee—you’ll have the opportunity to vote on measures that could hugely impact women’s daily lives—and our […]

We Heart Mo’ne Davis, Pitchwoman

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Even with the World Series happening between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals, Mo’ne Davis of Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons remains one of the most-buzzed-about pitchers in baseball. The 13-year-old Little League player captured the awe of the country this past summer when she became the first girl to pitch a shutout in […]

NEWSFLASH: Reyhaneh Jabbari Hanged for Murder of Alleged Rapist

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Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old Iranian woman, was executed on Oct. 25 after being convicted of murdering a man she claimed had tried to sexually abuse her. She spent five years on death row and was hanged on Saturday in Iran’s Evin Prison despite international outcry and her claim that a third person had killed her alleged […]

Wisconsin Political Candidate Tells Fast-Food Workers to “Get a Real Job”

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And the victim-blaming of the impoverished continues. The Republican candidate for attorney general in Wisconsin, Brad Schimel, recently explained to supporters that this whole minimum wage debate wouldn’t be happening if those poors could just get their lives together: I want every one of our neighbors to have a job again, a well-paid job, so we […]