Happy International Women’s Day!

It’s International Women’s Day! The United Nations’ theme for IWD this year is “A Promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women,” and across the globe, individuals and organizations have planned hundreds of events celebrating the annual event. Here are some of them: —From March 4th to 15th, the members of the UN […]

Alterna-Oscars: Vote for Women Directors!

When you’re marking your Oscar ballot tomorrow night and hoping that you win the betting pool, note once again that there are NO women directors on it. Not just Kathryn Bigelow (ZeroDarkThirty) is missing (despite her film being nominated for Best Picture), but so are a number of other fine women who have helmed terrific […]

Vote for the Feminist Majority Foundation!

We’re excited because Working Assets/CREDO has selected the Feminist Majority Foundation–publisher of Ms. magazine  and the Ms. Blog–as one of the 40 organizations to receive donations in 2013 from the funds it raised this year. But we need your help, because the amount each of the 40 groups receives depends on the number of votes […]

Tell Congress to Reauthorize VAWA!

For the eleventh #HERvotes blog carnival, we’re joining together to urge the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Domestic violence results in over two million injuries every year. Three women die every day in the United States as the result of domestic violence. But there was a time when things were even worse: […]

Tell Facebook: Bring Women To The Table

Fifty-eight percent of Facebook users are women. Sixty-two percent of shares on Facebook are done by female users. How many women are on Facebook’s board of directors? Zero. For such an innovative brand, Facebook is distinctly behind the times when it comes to gender equity. Only 11.3 percent of Fortune 500 companies had male-only boards […]

Beauty and the New LEGO Line for Girls

A few years back we published this fantastic ad for LEGOs as an example of gender-neutral advertising. It appeared in 1981; during my childhood, I’m happy to say. The ad offers nice context for the new effort by LEGO to capture The Girl Market. Their new line of LEGOs, LEGO Friends, has gotten a lot […]

UPDATE: Another Victory in Rape Is Rape Campaign–Just One Hurdle Left!

Yesterday we reported that a critical vote on the fate of the “forcible rape” definition was scheduled to occur at the FBI Advisory Policy Board (APB) meeting in Albuquerque, N.M. As expected, the APB cast its vote. And it was unanimous in favor of adopting the new definition. After months of raising awareness and generating […]