NEWSFLASH: Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Says He’s a “Warrior for the Babies”

After an armed, hours-long standoff with police outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. late last month month, Robert L. Dear was arrested; later, during talks with law enforcement, he spoke of “baby parts.” Now, the suspected shooter has declared his own guilt in court and seems to have made clear his motivation for […]

Time’s “Person of the Year” Is a Woman for the First Time in 29 Years

Today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was named Time’s 2015 Person of the Year for her leadership on the Syrian refugee and Greek debt crises. Merkel becomes just the fourth woman to win the honor—outside of a group of winners—since it was first presented in 1927. She is also the first individual woman to win since […]

We Heart: Amber Rose as Gloria Steinem, Rosie the Riveter and More Feminist Icons

Here at Ms., we couldn’t be happier when a celebrity takes up the feminist mantle. So we were totally on board when Amber Rose emerged as a feminist fighter earlier this year. From her Los Angeles SlutWalk to her clever anti-slut-shaming video to her refreshingly candid interviews, Rose is quickly becoming a strong advocate in the […]

Feel-Good Friday: Video Celebrates Women Who Run the World

Friends, this has been a truly terrible week. Between the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., the attack on Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs and ongoing attempts in Congress to both block any form of gun control and repeal women’s access to reproductive healthcare, there’s little good news to report. But we all need a little […]

Coca-Cola CEO Touts Feminist Business Model as Secret to Success

Last month, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent revealed the secret ingredient to the soft drink giant’s success: feminism. “If you’re a male and you’re at the top, you have to be a feminist and you have to be proud of being a feminist,” Kent said during a panel discussion at the Women’s Forum of New York’s […]

How America Bought and Sold Racism, and Why it Still Matters

Excerpted with permission from Collectors Weekly Today, very few white Americans openly celebrate the horrors of black enslavement—most refuse to recognize the brutal nature of the institution or actively seek to distance themselves from it. “The modern American sees slavery as a regrettable period when blacks worked without wages,” writes Dr. David Pilgrim, the vice president […]

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Bicentennial: A Missed Opportunity for Study and Reflection

November 12 was the bicentennial of the birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of America’s most prominent and extraordinary women’s right leaders. The event passed largely un-noticed. We missed a chance to pause and reflect on her leadership and also on the issues she wrestled with, some of which are still with us. Stanton deserves […]

New Film “Spotlight” Tackles Sex Abuse by Catholic Priests

In 2003, a group of reporters from The Boston Globe were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their investigation into sex crimes covered up the Catholic Church. Now, a new film, Spotlight, tells the true story of the journalists’ endeavor. The film follows the journalists as they fight for access to sealed documents, ask uncomfortable questions […]

10 Quotes That Will Make You Love Gloria Steinem Even More Than You Already Do

Ms. cofounding editor Gloria Steinem graced the stage at Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel Thursday night for a conversation with actor Melissa McCarthy. Part of a tour for her new memoir, My Life on the Road, Steinem’s stop in L.A. included a tap dance routine (!!) and many, many pearls of wisdom. Below, check out 10 of […]

Bloomingdale’s Issues Apology for Printing Date Rape-y Ad

Department store Bloomingdale’s came under fire this week after customers discovered a highly questionable ad in its holiday catalog, and called out the retailer on social media. Decked out in clothing from designer Rebecca Minkoff, a male model (described by Jezebel writer Stassa Edwards as “some creep, who looks a little too much like Robin Thicke”) […]