Meryl Streep Boosts Over-40 Women Screenwriters

Back in 1986 Newsweek made a point of suggesting that for all practical purposes, women are dead at age 40.  Women over 40, they wrote, are “more likely to be killed by a terrorist” than get married. And Newsweek had statistics to back it up: Women over 40, they claimed “have a minuscule 2.6 percent […]

“Draw the Line” on Reproductive Rights

Employing a humorous approach to deliver an earnest message, the Center for Reproductive Rights has launched a “Draw the Line” campaign to urge signatures on a Bill of Reproductive Rights. CRR has released an engaging video featuring well-known celebrities–including Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Amy Poehler, Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Silverman and Meryl Streep–reacting with disbelief to horrendous headlines attacking women’s reproductive […]

Don’t Ms.: Feminist Coming Out Day, International Women’s Day, the Ms. Blog Birthday Party and More!

With FOUR feminist holidays–plus the soon-to-be-globally-recognized Ms. Blog Birthday–we’ve got a jam-packed week of feminist events ahead! Everywhere: Tomorrow is International Women’s Day. It’s customary in many countries to give flowers to the women in your life. Attend events around the world and stay tuned for Ms. International Women’s Day posts from every continent. March 8 […]

What’s More Effective: Closing Your Purse or Your Legs?

A sex strike recently proposed in Belgium has ignited a debate about the efficacy of sex strikes. Proposed by parliament member Marleen Temmerman, the strike would be intended to break the eight-month political deadlock caused by a feuding Dutch-speaking North and French-speaking South. Though half-joking in her suggestion for spouses to withhold sex until their […]