We Heart: Sarah Silverman Fights the Wage Gap

UPDATE: The Ms. Blog has received quite a bit of feedback about Sarah Silverman’s video—and we want to let you know we’re listening. Silverman’s notion that “becoming a dude” would help her overcome the gender-wage gap suggests that trans people somehow benefit from their nonbinary gender identity, which is clearly not the case: Trans folks are […]

Movers, Shakers and “Makers”

Beginning tonight, six new documentaries in the Makers series (a project of AOL) will be broadcast weekly on PBS. Each one focuses on “women who are trailblazers and have served as groundbreakers in their fields.” The new docs are follow-ups to last year’s three-part documentary on the women’s movement, Makers: Women Who Make America. The […]

Gender Flipping in Hollywood

It’s no secret that this summer’s movies suck for women. It’s been mentioned on Vulture. NPR did a story about it. The New York Times covered it. Even Fox News ran a piece about it. Yet Jodie Foster has a leading role in the new action movie Elysium. How’d she score it? Foster makes a […]

“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 […]

United Against the War on Women

“What do we do when women’s rights are under attack? Stand up, fight back!” That was the call that rang through downtown Los Angeles last Saturday, April 28, in protest against the ever-present War On Women, which has dragged on since Congress’ introduction of the “let women die” bill in early 2011. But for more […]