Kakenya Ntaiya Needs Your Votes!

Kakenya Ntaiya, like most young girls in her Kenyan village, was forced to undergo female genital mutilation at a young age. Many girls in Africa undergo this gruesome centuries-old practice and are then promptly married off. For most, it means the end of not only their childhood, but their education as well. But 14-year-old Kakenya […]

10 Action Ideas for Women’s Equality Day

While today may seem like an ordinary day, it’s not. It’s National Women’s Equality Day! The holiday, which began in 1971 at the urging of Rep. Bella Abzug, formally recognizes the passage of the 19th Amendment and women finally winning the vote. According to the joint resolution of Congress that created National Women’s Equality Day: […]

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 […]