ESPN, the cable television sports network, has tipped off the celebration of Title IX’s 40th anniversary early with the launch of Power of IX, a three-month multi-platform initiative dedicated to women’s sports. Considering that the NCAA Women’s Final Four in basketball will be played this coming Sunday and Tuesday in Denver, it’s a very good week to recognize the power of women athletes.
SPOTTED: The new Summer Ms. issue–at Marck’s Newsstand on Westwood Blvd in West Los Angeles! Having worked long hours to produce an issue we couldn’t be prouder of, we have been anxiously awaiting its newsstand debut. Now, that day has finally come! We were so excited, we decided to embark on an adventure around Los Angeles, […]
British supermodel Naomi Campbell has been called to testify in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Ghankay Taylor at The Hague in the Netherlands. Taylor faces 11 charges of crimes against humanity during Sierra Leone’s civil war, three of which relate to sexual violence. According to Time, prosecutors believe Taylor aided rebels in many killings […]
Law in India declares male homosexuality illegal, yet fails to mention gay women. “Lesbians, according to the Indian government, don’t even exist.” What do exist are the charred remains of Christy and Rukmani, who set themselves on fire rather than endure the verbal and physical abuse stemming from the discovery of their same-sex relationship. Discover four […]
The most dynamic, inspiring and helpful…The best of the web for working women. That’s how Forbes describes its just-released list of the Top 100 Websites For Women–and we’re on it! The Web presence of feminist frontrunner Ms. magazine, the website boasts the most extensive coverage of U.S. and international women’s issues. We were extra-flattered to see […]
“Up the skirt, pull down the panties.” That’s reportedly how U.S. military recruits learn a certain rifle movement during boot camp. With sexualized language teaching routine military procedures, should we be surprised that the military too often punishes victims of sexual abuse rather than the perpetrators? Natalie Wilson’s article “Culture of Rape,” looks at the […]