The Pentagon announced earlier today that the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy will have a looser interpretation, effective immediately.
“Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart” is the memoir of a New Hampshire midwife so embittered by her own birthing experience that she dedicates her life to providing a more “‘natural” and loving environment for women who want an alternative to hospital births. At times thoughtful, other times in-your-face, her story may have you cringing, laughing and crying all at the same time.
Who’s the person of the year? YOU! We look back at different magazine covers from Ms. and Time celebrating the person of the year.
Everyone at Ms. is saying ‘Hallelujah!’ for the Episcopal Church approving the ordainment of Mary Glasspool and Diane M. Jardine Bruce, “the first two women to be elected as bishops in the 114-year history of the Los Angeles diocese.” Glasspool is also the first out lesbian to be granted ordainment by the church.
The new film The Runaways follows a group of young women who defy social standards and start a band under the “guidance” of a 35-year-old man, record producer Kim Fowley. Drugs, alcohol and manipulation by the sexist, power-hungry Fowley lead to the band’s early demise. Currie retreats to a comfortable cookie-cutter lifestyle while Jett goes on to become a rock legend.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy holidays as much as the next person, but St. Patrick’s Day is one of the only holidays based on binge drinking (besides Purim and the U.S.’s debased version of Cinco de Mayo). It’s hard to get behind a holiday that potentially increases the risk of violence and sexual assault. Obviously alcohol isn’t solely to blame, but its constant presence in rape and assault cases is undeniable.
Many thanks to our reader who wrote in comparing a Spike TV ad for a sitcom about college football to this 1978 Hustler cover.
It’s one thing to write a letter to your Congressperson, but quite another to walk across the country for campaign finance reform at the age of 89. Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock’s 3,200-mile walk took over a year and two birthdays on the road to complete. She gave speeches along the way urging single women and African Americans to exercise their right to vote.
“If I could have one wish for the women’s movement worldwide, it would be to have feminist groups everywhere. We’re communal creatures. We need to gather together once a week or once a month and discover that we’re not alone, and to be able to tell the truth together.”
This Binaca ad we found in the the April ’73 issue of Ms. seems incredibly wholesome–and feminist–compared to this ad in Rolling Stone.