How Donald Trump Got Gender Wrong (Again)

On Tuesday night, Donald Trump told his supporters and the press: “Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote.” There’s no basis for that calculation, of course. It assumes that nearly 55 percent of the Democratic primary electorate voted for Clinton based on gender alone. More specifically, […]

How Many Women Will it Take for Bernie to Win the Nomination?

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! After […]

The Women Taking on Climate Change

The following is an excerpt from “Saving Mother Earth” in the Spring 2016 issue of Ms. Author Antonia Juhasz reported from Paris during the climate agreement negotiations, interviewing and profiling women activists from around the world. To read more of her profiles, pick up the issue! On Dec.12, 2015, the Paris sky is alive with thousands of brightly […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Ugly “Religious Freedom” Laws Sweeping the Nation

Love may have won, but homophobia is still alive and well in the U.S. Ever since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last summer, conservatives across the nation have scrambled to pass more and more state laws that aim to protect, they say, “religious freedom” or “religious liberty.” Yet these laws are specifically concerned with […]

UC Berkeley Students are Fighting for On-Campus Abortion Access

More than one-quarter of abortions in the United States are obtained by women ages 18 to 24—roughly college age—yet many students’ access to the procedure is limited by state laws, the location of clinics and, in particular, a lack of reproductive health services on campus. The students’ association at UC Berkeley is fighting to change that. Last month, the […]

Born Yelling

As we slog through a political campaign that has sunk to depths we could scarcely have imagined, let us take a moment to think about something more uplifting. I give you Bella Abzug. I still miss her. The force of nature that was Bella Abzug died 16 years ago last week, too soon, at the […]

How a Documentary Is Putting a Stop to Campus Sexual Assault

The article below was first published in the spring 2016 issue of Ms. Subscribe today to read more about campus rape, along with a profile of Lupita Nyong’o, the women taking on climate change and much more. When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wanted to seal the deal last summer on his groundbreaking campus anti-rape bill, “Enough Is Enough,” he […]

Becoming the Cartographer of Her Own Life

The profile below is part of the Ms. Blog’s “Telling Her Story” series for Women’s History Month. Check back throughout March for more profiles of women doing great things in their communities. Life for me is an unbelievable circus, where we are called to perform the daring feats that those before us were afraid to try. —Shanta […]

FDA Expands Access to Medication Abortion

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made mifepristone (the early option of abortion by pills, or medication abortion) more accessible to women but still kept in place unnecessary regulations. The FDA announced changes yesterday to the label for mifepristone, one of the drugs in a two-drug regimen used to induce early abortion. It lowered the […]

Imagining an Ecofeminist Utopia

The profile below is part of the Ms. Blog’s “Telling Her Story” series for Women’s History Month. Check back throughout March for more profiles of women doing great things in their communities. At a time when the threat of climate change is looming large, it’s easy to succumb to despair. But activists like pagan author and ecofeminist […]