We Heart: These 5 Emma Watson Quotes on Campus Equality

Emma Watson recently delivered a powerful speech at the UN General Assembly focused on issues of gender inequality facing women on college campuses around the world—an issue that is more relevant than ever. Here are our five favorite quotes from that speech.

We Heart: Ballerina Misty Copeland’s New Barbie Doll

Misty Copeland made history last summer when she became the first African American woman to hold the title of principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), solidifying her position as a living legend and inspiration to young girls everywhere. Today, she found another way to be a role model: as a Barbie doll in Mattel’s […]

We Heart: The Women Senators Who Showed Up for Work Post-Blizzard

As the snow settled on Tuesday morning and normal life resumed in Washington, D.C., Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) noted something unusual about the Capitol building. “As we convene this morning, you look around the chamber, the presiding officer is female. All of our parliamentarians are female. Our floor managers are female. All of our pages are […]

We Heart: Comic Book Dudes Taking a Stand Against Sexism

The Angoulême International Comics Festival in France—one of the biggest comic book festivals in the world—recently got a swift dose of reality thanks to some super cool dudes. When a short list of 30 nominees for Angoulême’s Grand Prix—a lifetime achievement award—was revealed to include exactly zero women comic artists, 12 of the men nominated quickly demanded that their names […]

We Heart: Serena Williams, Sportsperson of the Year

Three cheers for Serena Williams! Sports Illustrated has named the tennis great its 2015 Sportsperson of the Year—and for good reason. Williams has had one of the most impressive tennis careers on record, and this year included a seemingly endless string of achievements. Though she was plagued by illness throughout the season, Williams won titles at Wimbledon, the […]

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 […]

We Heart: Issa Rae and a Bunch of Cute Kids Taking On the Pay Gap

Issa Rae, of the popular YouTube (and soon to be HBO series) “The Mis-adventures of Awkward Black Girl”, recently collaborated with the Make It Work foundation to produce a poignant short about the gender pay gap in America. What makes the video particularly enjoyable is the added emphasis on how unequal pay affects women of color. Directed […]

We (Tentatively) Heart: Canada’s Feminist Prime Minister

While it’s still a little too early to heart him wholeheartedly (pun intended), we’re showing some tentative love for Canada’s new prime minister-elect, Justin Trudeau. In an interview that aired earlier this week, the soon-to-be PM addressed a wide range of feminist concerns, including sexual assault, victim-blaming and sexism on Parliament Hill, and declared that he’s “proud […]

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Out Hollywood’s Gender Pay Gap

Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner recently launched a blog, Lenny, that features exclusive interviews with feminist stars and letters from those women, among other interesting content. This week, Dunham asked actor Jennifer Lawrence to write an open letter reacting to the 2014 Sony e-mail hack in which it was revealed that she received a significantly lower salary than […]

We Heart: Shonda Rhimes Taking On Pay Inequity

In a fabulously feminist moment on Grey’s Anatomy last week, Miranda Bailey, newly appointed chief of surgery at the fictional Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, and Richard Webber, her predecessor, have it out over pay equity. Accusing Bailey of failing to pay Meredith Grey as much as a male surgeon receives, Webber tells the chief, “I would […]