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Jennifer Dulski: Leading on Paid Parental Leave

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. Jennifer Dulski wants to eliminate gender inequality in the workplace, one parental leave at a time. Dulski is president and chief operating officer of Change.org, the … [Read More...]

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How Do We See Ourselves?

I take black-and-white photos of women and then ask them to write, in their own words, how they feel about the way they look in the photo. The woman's photo and her words become one piece that stands on its own, with no editing and filtering. The viewer, first attracted to the photo, is then further drawn in by the emotions revealed by the words. I first started this project when I was a student at Mills College, … [Read More...]

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Sexual Violence Against Congolese Infants Is on the Rise

A version of this article previously appeared on the Panzi Foundation website. When I first began working to combat mass atrocities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), I was a recovering academic. I had left a PhD program at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies with an MA, all-but-dissertation, driven by a desire to leave theory behind and work practically to combat the crimes I read … [Read More...]

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Aileen Mioko Smith: Anti-Nuclear Feminist

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. My mother was part of Women Strike For Peace in the early 1960s and, along with thousands of other women across the U.S., she helped put an end to above-ground nuclear bomb … [Read More...]

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A New Feminist Book Once a Month? Yes, Please!

While many have argued that the rise of sites like Amazon.com killed the indie bookstore, one enterprising pair of young women are using the popularity of e-books to carve out a space for feminist authors online. Emily Gould and Ruth Curry founded Emily Books in 2011 while both at professional crossroads. Currently, Curry works in academic publishing and Gould, a former Gawker editor, is a writer and novelist (her … [Read More...]

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Interactive Computer Games Give Women Choices

Access to reproductive health care and family planning services in the U.S. has diminished considerably during the last several years. While national debates regarding abortion and contraception insurance soared, many states drastically reduced their funding for family planning. This budget cut hit particularly hard in Texas, where lawmakers slashed funds by nearly two-thirds, forcing half of its state-supported family … [Read More...]

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Fed Up: Women Fast-Food Workers Fight Back

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. This article, celebrating the heroes of the fast-food workers movement, originally appeared in the Fall 2013 issue […]

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Bringing Abortion Back to Wichita

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. This article originally appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of Ms. Click here to get a copy! On May […]

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NEWSFLASH: Supreme Court Protects Pregnant Workers

If a business already accommodates workers who have temporary disabilities, they can’t refuse to accommodate a pregnant employee. And they can’t use cost as an excuse. That’s essentially what the U.S. Supreme Court decided Wednesday, with a 6-3 vote, in the case of Young v. UPS. The facts of the case follow, as presented by […]

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Why Laura Kipnis is Really, Really Wrong About Teacher-Student Affairs

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Sara Hurwitz: The First Orthodox Jewish Rabba

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