Orange Is the New Black Is Back!

Happy Friday, Ms. readers—and happy Orange Is the New Black season three release day! Or so we thought. In a wonderful plot twist, Netflix actually released the latest season of one of our favorite shows six hours early last night. Lucky for us! If you are unfamiliar with the show, OITNB takes a bold look at the lives of women in […]

We Have the Data, Hollywood, Where are the Results?

Last month, the ACLU sent a letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission smacking down Hollywood’s sexism and insisting something be done to get more women into top positions. It was a strong move, and a new report from San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film titled Independent Women proves that there […]

We Heart: Fun Home Sweeps the Tonys!

In a short comic for Vulture titled Fun Home Coda, cartoonist Alison Bechdel reflected on the process of watching her life turned into a dramatic stage performance after her best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home, was taken on by writer Lisa Kron and composer Jeanine Tesori for adaptation into a broadway musical. On the experience of hearing the […]

We Spleen: Women as “Tomatoes” in Country Music

Last week in an interview for Country Aircheck Weekly, radio consultant Keith Hill, described as “the world’s leading authority on music scheduling,” offered up this spleen-worthy tidbit about the role of women in country music radio: If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out. The reason is … women like male […]

North Carolina Bill Would Triple Wait Time for Abortion

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory released a statement Wednesday vowing to sign a bill that would extend the waiting period for an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. The bill has been approved by both the House and Senate and is currently awaiting the governor’s signature. According to a June report from the Guttmacher Institute, North Carolina will, if […]

We Heart: Marvel’s Badass Microtech Challenge for Girls

According to a report from the American Association of University Women, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women through education and research programs, the United States will need 1.7 million more engineers and computer scientists within the next 10 years. With women and girls still severely underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math, otherwise known as “STEM” […]

UNC Misses Opportunity to Honor Zora Neale Hurston

As a feminist and student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I am writing with a bitter taste in my mouth. I’ve spent months watching many friends, community members and inspirational student activists organize a movement to surmount institutionalized racism at our university by renaming a historical building—currently named after a chief Ku Klux […]