Listen, Fight and Grow a Thick Skin: Ms. Talks to Texas Writer-Activist Jessica Luther

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Jessica Luther is a fierce feminist writer and reproductive rights activist from Austin, TX, who most recently helped rally the feminist army (both in Texas and on social media) to protest anti-abortion bill H.B. 2. She is a dynamic presence in the feminist blogosphere, tweeting from @scATX and has published her writings in The Guardian, The Atlantic, […]

Malala Yousafzai Addresses the United Nations

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  Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban last year, turned 16 and celebrated her birthday by demanding that world leaders protect the right to education and gender equality.  She stood before the United Nations and gave a bold speech calling “upon all the governments to fight against terrorism” and to “protect […]

Fourth of July, 1913 – It’s All About the Vote

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Imagine you are there, 100 years ago today … The campaign to win a woman suffrage referendum in the Empire State was kicked off three days ago in Revolutionary style. A wagon, built in 1776 by Ebenezer Conklin and appropriately named the “Spirit of 1776,” left the Manhattan headquarters of the New York State Woman […]

A New Quilt for the National Mall

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Remember Pink Loves Consent—the Victoria’s Secret spoof that advocated for consent and healthy sexual relationships with panties that said, “No Means No” and “Consent is Sexy?” And then remember how it went viral, with the feminist Facebook army confusing the lingerie giant’s social media with clever #hashtags during the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show? Well, […]

The 100-Year March: Celebrating Delta Sigma Theta and Alice Paul

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While celebrating the past this weekend at the Suffrage Centennial Celebration, women were also looking toward the future, as “there is still more to accomplish.” Or, as members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority say, “We’ve got work to do.” The Deltas were commemorating their own 100-year anniversary while hosting a re-enactment of Alice Paul’s […]

Sunday in D.C.: Follow the Footsteps of the 1913 Suffragists!

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Looking for an excuse to visit Washington, D.C. this weekend? National sorority Delta Sigma Theta just gave you one. One hundred years ago, thousands of women marched across Washington, D.C., demanding the right to vote. With the help of a few organizations, the city plans to spend the next three days remembering this herstory. Then […]

Day of Action for Pussy Riot

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“What do you care?” asked a friend of a friend on Facebook. Or, as a BBC Radio 4 reporter asked me a little more eloquently, “Why are you protesting on behalf of Pussy Riot?” I have to admit that compared to my Facebook comment response, my answer for Radio 4 was a little more genteel. […]

Will New Mexico Women Have to Contact Their Rapists in Order to Get Child Care?

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As of Wednesday, New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is considering a positive new amendment to its child-care assistance policy, which would exempt survivors of rape and incest from filing child-support claims against absent parents. Current policy dictates that all parents, if they want to receive state funds for child care, must file child-support […]

Occupy Turns One: Women Are the Many, Not the Few

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As the Occupy movement celebrates its first anniversary, we revisit an article from the Winter 2012 issue of Ms. magazine. Here’s an excerpt: In a few short months, Occupy grew from a small New York City encampment protesting corporate influence and Wall Street greed, to a populist movement with more than 2,500 incarnations around the […]

The Prez Recognizes Women’s Equality Day 2012

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 24, 2012 WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY, 2012 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On Women’s Equality Day, we mark the anniversary of our Constitution’s 19th Amendment, which secured the right to vote […]