Sexism Causes a Racket at Wimbledon

Britons were elated this week when tennis-star Andy Murray made history by beating opponent Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon finals. Winning Wimbledon is a big deal for British tennis fans and the media exploded with praise for Murray’s victory after a 77-year drought for British tennis players. Unfortunately, media networks from CNN to the BBC got […]

NEWSFLASH: Rubio to Introduce Anti-Abortion Bill in Senate

Just when it seems that anti-abortion advocates have done enough this week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has agreed to introduce a bill in the Senate that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. A likely contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, Rubio is expected to announce his sponsorship of the bill after the July […]

NEWSFLASH: NYC Approves Paid Sick Leave!

Back in April of this year, Ms. covered the passage of a bill that gave workers paid sick leave. However, it was vetoed on June 7 by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Yesterday, though, lawmakers overrode Bloomberg’s veto with a staggering 47-4 vote. After a three-year struggle, the bill has finally become law. The strength of this majority […]

UK Department Store Bans Airbrushing Lingerie Models

Once again, it has become news that, shock horror!, many forms of advertising portray unrealistic images that have a negative effect on body image. UK department store Debenhams has decided to do something about it. By banning the digital airbrushing of their lingerie model photos, Debenhams hopes that it will send a more positive image […]

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

The documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, currently being shown on HBO GO, provides a fascinating look behind the scenes at the feminist musical protestors who made international headlines last year. It tells the story of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (Nadia), Maria Alyokhina (Masha) and Yekaterina Samutsevich (Katia), the three young members of the Russian punk rock […]

#GetARoomWithMe: Chinese Protest Child Sex Abuse

Across China, people are taking to the Internet to speak out against the sexual abuse of children. The creative protest is made up of photographs of people displaying the message, Principal, get a room with me. Leave the young students alone. The message is a response to a recent case of sexual assault in Beijing […]

El Salvadoran Woman Finally Ends Life-Threatening Pregnancy

Beatriz (a pseudonym), the 22-year-old El Salvadoran woman who was in desperate need of an emergency abortion in order to survive, finally underwent a C-section after being granted permission by the El Salvador health minister. The El Salvador Supreme Court had refused Beatriz an abortion despite the fact that both she and the fetus would have […]