Wendy Garcia is visiting her friend, Alexis, in her home. At 14, Alexis Lopez looks more like a sister than a mother to her one-and-a-half year old daughter, who she […]
Author: Malia Schilling
New Zealand Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage!
New Zealand became the 13th country to legalize same-sex marriage on Wednesday, when members of parliament voted 77 to 44 to amend the 1955 Marriage Act. After the votes were read, […]
We “Like” the Westboro Baptist Church on Facebook
You may be surprised to hear Ms. recommending anything involving the notorious anti-LGBT hate group, the Westboro Baptist Church. Before you judge us, though, take a look at the Westboro […]
Outing a Rapist
You never know what to expect entering a school bathroom, but one of the last things I expected was to be told that my school had a rapist. Maybe I […]
She Can Play Football–But What Happens Next?
Eleven-year-old Caroline Pla has been playing football since she was in kindergarten. But two games into her second season with the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), the young athlete was banned […]
Senate Hearing Brings Military Sexual Assault Out of the Shadows
Last week, the U.S. Senate held a subcommittee panel on sexual assault in the military, its first in over a decade. Three former service members testified before the panel about […]
Know Your New Pope: A Feminist Guide
We know he’s the first pope from Latin America, the first Jesuit pope and the first pope (probably) with only one lung. But where does newly elected Pope Francis stand on […]
Steubenville’s Alleged Rapists Go on Trial
Today is the third day of the much-publicized trial of Steubenville (Ohio) high school football stars Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16. The young men are accused of raping […]
Happy International Women’s Day!
It’s International Women’s Day! The United Nations’ theme for IWD this year is “A Promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women,” and across the globe, individuals and […]
States Continue to Threaten Abortion Rights
The past two weeks have not been very good for Team Pro-Choice. If you had any doubt about the War on Women continuing into 2013, look no further. Women’s reproductive […]