Forced feedings of raw eggs. Beatings by prison guards. A woman “doubled over like a sack of flour.” These are not the images that immediately come to mind when we […]
Author: N. Williams
What NYC SlutWalk Was, and What It Wasn’t
Union Square was packed when I arrived at this weekend’s inaugural New York SlutWalk. The crowd was mostly women, mostly young and mostly white. Clothing styles ranged from topless to […]
Clinton, Bachelet Head to Egypt, Tunisia To Push Women’s Role
Egyptian and Tunisian women’s role in post-revolutionary governments was a major concern at the high-powered “Women in the World” summit this past weekend, hosted by Newsweek and Daily Beast editor […]
Big Apple Takes Big Step Against CPCs
The battle against crisis pregnancy centers’ (CPCs’) deceptive tactics rages on, and this time New York City has joined the fight. The City Council passed a truth-in-advertising bill on Wednesday in […]
Maloney Re-Introduces Bill To Ban False Ads By CPCs
The Stop Deceptive Advertising Women’s Services Act (SDAW) is back on the table. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) have re-introduced the bill that would stop crisis […]
We Love: Couric, Steinem, Greene Weigh In On “The End of Men”
Yesterday, Ms. founder Gloria Steinem and Women’s Media Center President Jehmu Greene sat down on Katie Couric’s web show (video below) to respond to a The Atlantic article, “The End […]
Big Hug for the F Word
One of the Newsweek 3 has written another great piece on the magazine’s website. Jessica Bennett focuses on the importance of feminism today and discusses the frequent cringes generated by […]
Incarcerated Pregnant Women Being Shackled Banned in Washington State
Washington state recently passed a law banning incarcerated pregnant women from being shackled while giving birth, a step forward for human rights.
Is Lady Gaga a Feminist or Isn’t She?
Lady Gaga will say something feminist one minute and equate feminism with man-hating the next. Sometimes she seems too skinny, too blonde, too commercial–but then she explains how her Bad Romance video simulates the trafficking of women as commodities in the music industry and I swoon. So, I set out to settle the question: Is Lady Gaga a feminist or isn’t she?