4 (Intersectional!) Ways to Stop Campus Sexual Assault

Over the past few weeks, news of a 500-word essay assigned as punishment for sexual assault at Gustavas College in Minnesota and of a series of sexual harassment charges filed against faculty at UC Berkeley have put campus sexual violence back in the national spotlight. These stories have focused on how Title IX—the federal law that prohibits […]

The Woman Who Revolutionized Campus Life for Female Students

When Mary Bunting began her academic career in 1937, women like her had limited opportunities in a higher education world dominated by men. By the time she retired five decades later, many of the nation’s elite universities—including Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the service academies—had gone coeducational, due largely to Bunting’s transformative advocacy for women in […]

Meet the Fierce, Over-50 Women’s Team Racing 750 Miles to Alaska in a Sailboat

The interview 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. Picture this: It’s June 4, 2015. Thirty-five teams set sail on a 750-mile journey from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska, all the while battling 50-degree water temperatures, […]

Challenging the Stereotype of the “Evil, Irresponsible” Abortion-Seeker

I am not 22. I am not single. I am not what they wish I was. I am not the stereotype that the anti-choice crowd claims all abortion-seekers are. I am a mother of two who loves her daughters deeply, and their father is my first and only husband. Both of our kids were conceived […]

Is this the Last Stronghold of the Old (White) Boys’ Club?

Public-company boardrooms are the last official stronghold of the old boys’ club. The number of women directors of public companies has climbed in recent years, but at the moment only 19 percent of S&P 500 corporate board members are women, according to Catalyst. With just about 50 percent of the workforce being women, this is a […]

3 Ways to Tell if Your Distaste For Hillary Clinton is Sexist

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! Hillary […]

A Senate Committee is Considering These Outrageous Anti-Abortion Bills Instead of a New Supreme Court Judge

Reprinted with permission from The Hill On March 15, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on two separate bills that would, among other things, impose a federal ban on abortion at or after 20 weeks post-fertilization (equivalent to 22 weeks’ gestation). Both bills would do nothing to advance public health and are instead […]

New Ad Campaign Delivers Powerful Message to Rape Survivors

A new ad campaign is taking aim at sexual assault, but not in the way you might think. Instead of telling women to protect their drinks or offering bystander intervention tips, the ads have a powerful message for survivors: “You did not deserve it,” “There is healing. There is hope” and “Your voice matters.” Created by activist group […]

Why Bernie’s Finger Wagging Matters

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! Sometimes, […]

The Woman Who’s Redefining Feminism

The interview 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. Teresa Younger has a message for us: “Speak up, speak often and speak loudly.” Younger discovered her own voice at an early age and has […]