“Without question, Neil Gorsuch is bad for women’s rights and lives,” Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation, said in an email to activists this week.
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This year, the most talked about films did more than just spotlight the remarkable stories of fictional and real-life social justice agitators, instigators, and truth-tellers—they raised consciousness and actively challenged widely-held attitudes about race, sexuality, and gender.
Despite the setback of the 2016 election, pop culture this year was crowded with messages of gender equity, racial justice and social liberation.
These ten shows debuted or premiered new episodes this year, all of which were filled to the brim with feminist goodness.
(Spoiler alert for the The 100) Fans of the The 100 were outraged over the recent death of Lexa, a lesbian and one of the main women characters on the show. This wasn’t simply a case of fans angry because a beloved, badass character was written off. This was a case of fans angry because a beloved, […]
The re-trial of a former Vanderbilt University football player charged with a 2013 sexual assault began this week in Tennessee. The defense blamed alcohol, technology and the encouragement of male peers for his poor college-boy behavior. This trial gives us a perfect opportunity to talk about engaging men in ending sexual violence—especially since April is Sexual […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Political elites on the left have a history of telling the public that whether the Constitution protects abortion is an open question. Raising the specter of Roe v. Wade being overturned or gutted is a time-honored tactic for rallying the base. But with the Supreme Court hearing Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt today and Justice […]