The pandemic highlights and exacerbates the challenges women and girls confront in obtaining basic menstrual products and education. One nonprofit working to address this situation is Days for Girls.
“I reassure my Afghan daughter that we love her, that all Americans do not hate all Muslims and that our democracy will endure.”
This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. In the words of Masha Hamilton—journalist, novelist, social activist and founder of the Afghan Women’s Writing Project—“to […]
This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. Educator, women’s and civil rights advocate, adoption pioneer and civic leader Clara B. Spence (1862-1923) is an […]
Why do women want to be shooters? As a former New Yorker who has spent a decade in Weston, Conn., not far from Newtown, I am in shock. My daughter was a member of a premier soccer league based in Newtown, and I spent many hours in that pastoral, quiet town. I drive past the […]
I’d never heard of Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James until my 65-year-old sister-in-law clued me in. Her book group in New Jersey is tackling the best-selling trilogy that went viral as an e-book and is now being made into a movie. It’s the story of an affair–with a BDSM slant–between a virginal Seattle […]
Oh, ’cause Lucystoners don’t need boners, Ain’t no man could ever own her… (From the Indigo Girls’ song “Lucystoners”) I’d never heard of Lucy Stone until I took my daughter to see Clark University in Worcester, Mass. I researched the city’s history and realized that, later in life, I’d become a Lucy Stoner. Stone (1818-1893) […]