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“The Lazarus Effect” Is No “Frankenstein”

The Lazarus Effect focuses on reviving the dead—hardly a new concept—and few texts have done as well as Mary Shelley’s 1818 Frankenstein. The Lazarus Effect is no Frankenstein, but, as in that novel, betrayal, questionable ethics and a fascination with the possibilities of science frame the narrative. The plot follows a team of medical scientists working on a serum to “give doctors time” to resuscitate … [Read More...]

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Lucretia Mott: “The Lioness of the Convention”

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. “It’s the will of God,” the men argued, waving Bibles in her face. But she knew better; she was a minister, after all. Yet she was not allowed to speak. She was … [Read More...]

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Subverting the “Girlie” Calendar: March

Ms. March On windy nights in March, her stars align, like satin stitches neatly placed in rows, and for a moment, though the rough wind blows, her needlepoint is part of the design. A “girlie calendar” makes one think of men’s lockers, walls of auto repair shops or a military barracks: They’re typically collections of nude or scantily dressed women in provocative poses, designed for the male heterosexual … [Read More...]

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Amy Goodman: Speaking Truth to Power

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. “The role of reporters is to go to where the silence is and say something.” – Amy Goodman Journalists play a special role in history. They don’t just participate in … [Read More...]

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“Fifty Shades of F*cked Up”: The Film on its Own Terms

Have you heard of Fifty Shades of Grey? Of course you have. It’s everywhere. By now we probably all know the basics: damaged millionaire falls for innocent undergrad and introduces her to a world of BDSM play that’s by turns sexy and disturbing. He tries to push her into a full-time dominant/submissive contract; she tries to push him into a “normal” romance. Predictably, it’s a tortured relationship. … [Read More...]

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Mai Bhago: The Woman Warrior Who Fought for Freedom

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. Women are warriors. We have always been warriors, and we will always be warriors. Today, many of us fight to create a society that treats all people with … [Read More...]

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How #BlackLivesMatter Became the Word of the Year

For the first time in its history, the American Dialect Society voted for a hashtag as 2014’s Word of the Year. The phrase in question is #BlackLivesMatter, the resounding call to arms that went viral after the 2013 trial trial of George Zimmerman—who shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin—saw Zimmerman walk free. It gained traction again in […]

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Activists Stay the Course Against Trade Deal

Activists opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal currently being negotiated by the U.S. and 10 other Pacific Rim nations, gathered in a park across the street from the Beverly Hills Hotel Wednesday to call on Congress to stop the fast-track of the deal. While the TPP has been criticized for many reasons, the […]

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Philly Workers Finally Get Paid Sick Days

Yesterday Philadelphia became the 20th location in the U.S. to enact a law guaranteeing that workers can earn paid sick days (in this case, one hour for every 40 worked). It’s the third time the Philadelphia City Council has passed such a measure, but the first time the mayor has signed it. This third time […]

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