A Woman Won the Iowa Caucuses for the First Time. No Asterisk Needed.

With the presidential election now in full swing, the Ms. Blog is excited to bring you a series presented in conjunction with Presidential Gender Watch 2016, a project of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and the Center for American Women and Politics. They’ll be tracking, analyzing and illuminating gender dynamics during election season—so check back with us regularly! The […]

3 Stereotypes About Women Athletes of Color: Debunked

Reprinted with permission from the American Association of University Women At my predominantly white, parochial high school, there was a running joke among my peers: To determine the number of black students enrolled there, one simply needed to look at the football, basketball and track team yearbook photos. Though stated in jest, this sentiment is […]

What Sarah Palin’s Endorsement of Donald Trump May Say About Tea Party Women

Sarah Palin’s high-profile endorsement of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in Iowa last week continues to dominate the news cycle. Many view Palin’s motives for endorsing Trump as sheer opportunism, while some conservatives, even Palin’s own Facebook followers, feel betrayed by her decision to back Trump given his uneven (at best) record on many conservative issues. […]

On Roe Anniversary, Let’s Remember the U.S. Women for Whom Abortion Is a Right on Paper Only

Reprinted with permission from The Hill’s Congress Blog This March, the Supreme Court will hear a case that presents the most serious threat to abortion rights in decades. At issue in this case, i, is whether Texas politicians can enact sham health regulations that are a thinly veiled attempt to force most or all abortion […]

Blindfolded, I Had an Abortion in 1970

As the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaches on Jan. 22—and with the the Supreme Court set to revisit women’s fundamental right to access abortion in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole case, the most serious threat to abortion since 1992—the Ms. Blog decided to look back at the realities of illegal abortion pre-Roe, and for women today […]

How to Make Campus Violence-Prevention Programs Better

Colleges and universities are rushing to find quick fixes for the alarming levels of campus violence. Campus officials know the data from the recent Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation poll: around 25 percent of college women experience an unwanted sexual incident before graduation. To keep students safe, avoid lawsuits and retain federal grant dollars, many colleges and […]

Why is Bernie Yelling at Me?

With the presidential election now in full swing, the Ms. Blog is excited to bring you a series presented in conjunction with Presidential Gender Watch 2016, a project of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and the Center for American Women and Politics. They’ll be tracking, analyzing and illuminating gender dynamics during election season—so check back with us regularly! If […]

Does an Ideal Spouse = an Ideal Commander-in-Chief?

With the presidential election now in full swing, the Ms. Blog is excited to bring you a series presented in conjunction with Presidential Gender Watch 2016, a project of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and the Center for American Women and Politics. They’ll be tracking, analyzing and illuminating gender dynamics during election season—so check back with us regularly! In […]

Of Crochet Hooks and Illegal Abortions

As the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaches on Jan. 22—and with the Supreme Court set to revisit women’s fundamental right to access abortion in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole case, the most serious threat to abortion since 1992—the Ms. Blog decided to look back at the realities of illegal abortion pre-Roe, and for women today who […]

A Republican Congressman Wants to Strip Bill Cosby of His Presidential Medal

In light of sexual assault allegations and recent charges against Bill Cosby, including his admission under oath in a 2005 deposition that he obtained and used Quaaludes to drug young women he wanted to have sex with, a Republican congressman is fighting to have Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom—the nation’s highest civilian honor—revoked. At a press conference late last […]