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The Privilege of Christmas Carols

It’s that holly, jolly time of year again when the festive patriarchy and cultural majority rises up and celebrates itself for its good-spirited, happy camaraderie. A time when we sing in hearty chorus, celebrating the triumphs and tribulations overcome by our favorite heroes, chipper and forward-looking, pulling themselves up by their red-and-green-striped bootstraps. Don’t get […]

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Pass It On: Give the Gift of Ms. to Women in Prisons and Domestic Violence Shelters

Out of sight may mean out of mind—and heart. For women in prison, this is the tragedy. For the rest of us, this invisibility keeps us from realizing how much women in prison may resemble and could be you and me.

Convenience is Key When it Comes to Contraception

Convenience can only be considered trivial in matters of contraception if the realities of women’s lives are considered trivial, too.

Making Movidas in the Chicana Movement

Too many subjects of Chicana history have been willfully been written out of the master narrative—until now.

TAKE ACTION: It’s Time to Speak Out on Title IX

Systemic failure creates more victims and empowers the perpetrators. That’s why Title IX protections around campus sexual assault must remain in place.

Three Ways Young Feminists Can Find and Foster Their Own Girl Power

Girl power does not have to just be a saying. For girls everywhere, it can be a way of life.

‘Tis the Season to Be Notorious: The Feminist RBG Holiday Gift Guide

There’s no truth without Ruth—and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t spend the season spreading her spirit of feminist righteousness! 

What Women’s Election Day Victories Mean for the Affordable Care Act

The historic wins for women on Election Day were also victories for the Affordable Care Act and the people who rely on its benefits—and that’s no coincidence.

Hate Crimes are Increasing—Likely More Than We Realize

The FBI says hate crimes have risen 17 percent. What would the number be if people felt safe reporting?

Home is the Most Dangerous Place for Women Around the World

According to new findings from the UN, 58 percent of 87,000 recorded female homicides from 2017 were committed by intimate partners or family members.

Women Voters and Candidates Made History in Michigan’s Midterms

The midterms gave Democrats a lot to celebrate, but Michigan’s blue wave was in a class of its own. For the first time in 27 years, Democrats gained control of all three of the state’s top office—and for the first time ever, it was with an all-women ticket.

Ms. Muse: What Happens When You Give a Girl a Pen

This is what can happen when you ask a girl to tell a story.

Solidarity with Black Women Journalists Beyond the Briefing Room

Trump’s targeting of black women journalists is troubling, but not surprising. Based on research I conducted, insults like the ones he hurled at three black women journalists in two days this month come regularly from white men within newsrooms.

A New Tool to Disarm Domestic Abusers

Policies that prohibit abusers from purchasing or possessing guns are effective at reducing intimate partner homicide, but laws regarding firearm removal often vary dramatically between states, and it can be difficult for survivors and those assisting them to know what removal laws exist in their states. That’s where Disarm Domestic Violence comes in.

Pulling Back the Curtain: Confronting Gender-Based Violence in the Global Care Economy

Care workers globally are calling out: #HearMeToo.

#SquadGoals We All Should Have 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the internet by storm last week with an Instagram photo captioned with just one word: “Squad.” That post summed up the future we’ve been fighting for: a government made up of diverse women, who reflect the communities they represent. Women who have run as they are, and women who won as they are.

Fuel Our Reporting, Rebelling and Truth-Telling with an End-of-Year Gift (We’ll Match It!)

We’ve got big news for Giving Tuesday: A generous supporter has pledged to match all special year-end contributions to Ms. up to $10,000!

Women of Color in Washington are Getting to Work—and Facing Down Their Detractors

After the midterm election was won by women of color, with so many historic “firsts” being made in the process, our president was not in a good mood, especially when it came to journalists who happened also to be women of color trying to do their jobs.

Flight Attendants are Fighting a Culture of Harassment at American Airlines

When flight attendant Melissa Chinery’s male co-workers took to Facebook to make offensive and threatening comments about her, she filed a sexual harassment grievance with her employer. Instead of disciplining her harassers, however, American Airlines promoted them.

The Ms. Pink Friday Gift Guide: Five Feminist Gifts on Sale NOW in the Feminist Store!

It’s Pink Friday in the Feminist Store! (Like Black Friday, only you don’t have to leave your house, wait in line or support a massive corporation in order to finish all of your shopping.) Here’s a sampling of what’s on sale all weekend long—including Ms. memberships, feminist tees and a community of feminist finger puppets.

Uncovering Trump’s Techniques in Deception

I’m a magician, and I know exactly what tricks Donald Trump has up his sleeve. Here are seven of them.

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