We Heart: Sarah Silverman Fights the Wage Gap

UPDATE: The Ms. Blog has received quite a bit of feedback about Sarah Silverman’s video—and we want to let you know we’re listening. Silverman’s notion that “becoming a dude” would help her overcome the gender-wage gap suggests that trans people somehow benefit from their nonbinary gender identity, which is clearly not the case: Trans folks are […]

The Mindy Project “Slips” Up on Consent

In last night’s episode of The Mindy Project, the title, “I Slipped,” was an unfortunate harbinger of what was to come. The writers aimed high, covered the ambitious topic of consent, but ultimately fell down a slippery slope. After reading that Mindy and Danny were set to face a major relationship hurdle, I expected in-law meet-and-greets, […]

Scientific Research: Now, With More Women!

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) began implementing a new policy and announced supplementary awards aimed at combating the lack of sex-based research in NIH-funded studies. The new policy, first announced in May, requires NIH researchers to spell out how they’ll include male and female subjects in their work. In addition, grants totaling […]

We Heart: GoldieBlox in the Thanksgiving Day Parade

What started as an innovative 2012 Kickstarter campaign has firmly planted itself into both toy aisles and our hearts, nabbing a spot in the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this November. For those not fluent in the elementary-aged toy market, GoldieBlox—the brainchild of Stanford graduate Debbie Sterling—is a building set and book series aimed to inspire […]