Throughout Women’s History Month, feminist experts in politics, public service and more are coming together to share their lived experiences and help propel women’s rights forward—and Ms. is here to keep you in the loop.
Despite educators’ tendency to discourage students from using Wikipedia, Wikipedia is so much more than a source or a final destination. It’s a portal into other sources. Adding to and enhancing that portal to include knowledge and perspectives hitherto suppressed or marginalized is an important political project.
Join the Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Monday, Aug. 31, from 12p.m.-2p.m. ET—part of an effort to increase the representation of women on Wikipedia and to close the editor and content based gender gaps on the site.
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) still remembers the trip to the National Mall that inspired HR 1980. “I found myself asking, ‘Where are the women?’” she told reporters at a press conference Monday. “If we fail to recognize women, we cannot empower them,” she said. “But women’s stories have been largely excluded from history textbooks. […]
Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Susie Lee (D-NV) and Susan Brooks (R-IN) are renewing their calls for the creation of a national museum dedicated to honoring the contributions of women throughout American history. Maloney and Fitzpatrick are lead sponsors of H.R. 1980, the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act. The other members joined […]
This month, we celebrate women’s history. My hope is that lawmakers will make it possible to also celebrate that women’s equality under the law—guaranteed by the document that is the touchstone of our democracy.
In Central Park, 23 statues commemorate figures like Beethoven, Bolivar and even Balto, a sled dog—but none remember women. Pam Elam and Coline Jenkins set out to do something about it.
Billie Jean King’s rout of Bobby Riggs tonight was a major triumph for women in sports, and for the revitalized feminist movement itself.
The fact that so many are comfortable denigrating that story at this juncture of women’s history proves that there are far bigger problems than a book tour ahead. What Happened is doomed to happen again—unless, this time, we listen.
Studying, understanding and honoring women of the past, whether in America or across the globe, most commonly follows two themes. First, the rediscovery of women’s lives and contributions can be summed up in the image described at a recent Women’s History Month luncheon I attended: We stand on the shoulders of the women who came […]
The seeds for my book (and now web series) The Quotable Woman began back in 1973, when I had a vision. It came to me in the middle of a restless night, not long after my mother died. I was sleeping in her bed when suddenly a light appeared. In the light was a book. […]