Embracing Gender: It’s Debatable

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 […]

What Difference Have Women Made in the Presidential Race? We’re Talking about Feminism

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! This […]

Gender Didn’t “Happen” to Carly Fiorina (or Anyone)

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! Since […]

6 Ways You Can Stand With Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood provides critical health services—such as cancer screenings and STI testing—to 2.7 million women and men every year. But anti-choice lawmakers are wrongly claiming that Planned Parenthood mostly provides abortions (in fact, abortions account for just 3 percent of all the health services Planned Parenthood provides) and they’re fighting to strip the organization of its […]

The Gender Story I Saw at the GOP Debate

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! While […]

Could the Government Shut Down Over Planned Parenthood?

Republicans in Congress are refusing to support any federal budget proposal that provides funding for Planned Parenthood. If they don’t budge, they could shut down the government for the second time in two years. The trouble started after the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-choice group, released a series of heavily doctored videos in which Planned Parenthood […]

What Role Will Gender Play in the Presidential Election?

With the presidential election now in full swing—the next Republican debate is Wednesday Sept. 16—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 […]

Presidential Gender Watch 2016: Elevating and Enriching the Conversation

With the presidential election now in full swing—the next Republican debate is Wednesday Sept. 16—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 […]

Weaving Women In

The interview was supposed to be about my writing practice. But it quickly took a turn to be about social justice. Because most of my writing is about social justice in one way or another. Not necessarily intentionally; it just ends up that way because I write true stories about real people, often self-confessional. The […]

The Biggest Problem with the GOP Debate

Reprinted with permission from American Association of University Women It’s official: Election season has begun. With an estimated 10 million viewers representing 16 percent of U.S. TV-owning households, the first primetime presidential debate of the 2016 election season was the most-watched primary debate in history. But there was one huge omission: women. The absence of women […]