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Angelina Jolie is Fighting for Afghan Women   s Seats at the Peace-Making Table

Angelina Jolie is Fighting for Afghan Women s Seats at the Peace-Making Table

msmagazine.com     1+ day, 53+ min ago

Not even two years after signing the Women, Peace and Security Act (WPSA), Donald Trump is already failing to uphold his commitment to ensuring women's participation in peace negot...

   Ramy    Will Get You Laughing   and Thinking

Ramy Will Get You Laughing and Thinking

msmagazine.com     1+ day ago

Eight years ago, Arab American actor and comedian Ramy Youssef moved to Los Angeles from the east coast, looked around and wondered where the other Muslim actors were and what proj...

Picks of the Week: Three Defiant, Feminist Films Out Now

Picks of the Week: Three Defiant, Feminist Films Out Now

msmagazine.com     1+ day ago

In an ideal world, Rafiki would not be this significant. It's a coming out story. We've seen it before. Yet the film is incredibly important--because it is the first Kenyan drama t...

Cherr  e Moraga   s Freedom Road Leads Home

Cherr e Moraga s Freedom Road Leads Home

msmagazine.com     1+ day ago

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Less Money, Less Media: How Female Athletes are Undervalued

Less Money, Less Media: How Female Athletes are Undervalued

msmagazine.com     2+ day, 20+ min ago

4/18/2019 by Carrie N. Baker, Emma Seymour and Andrew Zimbalist Equal Pay Day on April 2 marked the day this year that women, on average, had finally earned what their male counte...

Why Women? Why Now? Gender and Our Environmental Crisis

Why Women? Why Now? Gender and Our Environmental Crisis

msmagazine.com     3+ day ago

Why Women? Why Now? Gender and Our Environmental Crisis Fires are raging. Sea levels are rising. While the scale of the climate crisis has grown, so has the band of passionate gra...

Sweet Success for Women in Papau New Guinea

Sweet Success for Women in Papau New Guinea

msmagazine.com     3+ day ago

Euphimea Leahy is making a cake. She's peering into a deep bowl in a dog-themed apron protecting her filmy blue chiffon dress. "Here's 185 grams of butter we have to chuck in," she...

Feminists are Talking Back to President Trump   s Hateful Tweets

Feminists are Talking Back to President Trump s Hateful Tweets

msmagazine.com     4+ day ago

Donald Trump's recent tweets about Rep. Ilhan Omar have put her in danger--and they're a disappointing reminder of how frequently the president uses his powerful political position...

Fresh, Feminist Voices are Exactly What Our Nation Needs Right Now

Fresh, Feminist Voices are Exactly What Our Nation Needs Right Now

msmagazine.com     4+ day ago

Paul Ryan's advice to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on navigating Capitol Hill was to lay low and avoid ruffling any feathers. Thankfully, she didn't listen to a thing he said--and...

50 Years and Getting Worse: The State of (Un)Equal Pay

50 Years and Getting Worse: The State of (Un)Equal Pay

msmagazine.com     4+ day ago

April is the month every year when we un-celebrate Equal Pay Day--the day women's earnings finally reach the amount their male peers earned by the end of the previous year. This y...

More Sinister, More Wise

More Sinister, More Wise

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One Small Step for Man, No Giant Leaps for Women

One Small Step for Man, No Giant Leaps for Women

msmagazine.com     5+ day ago

Women should have made history on March 29. For the first time, two female astronauts were scheduled to do a spacewalk, making repairs to the International Space Station. But NASA ...

Improving Sanitation Would Curb Gender-Based Violence   and Bolster Global Economies

Improving Sanitation Would Curb Gender-Based Violence and Bolster Global Economies

msmagazine.com     5+ day ago

Fifteen-year-old Hiba grew up in a small Pakistan-held village in Kashmir. When she started menstruating at the age of 13, her dream of becoming a doctor was abruptly disrupted. Th...

Storytelling for Social Change: Inside the #HealMeToo Festival

Storytelling for Social Change: Inside the #HealMeToo Festival

msmagazine.com     5+ day ago

Hope Singsen had done very little producing before she began putting together The #HealMeToo Festival, which just wrapped in New York City. She started with a plan to find a space...

Will Congress Fight for FGM Survivors?

Will Congress Fight for FGM Survivors?

msmagazine.com     1+ week ago

Attorney General Barr has decided not to appeal the Michigan case against Jumana Nagarwala--a doctor who was charged in 2017 with performing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at a De...

State Lawmakers are Putting Women   s Lives on the Line

State Lawmakers are Putting Women s Lives on the Line

msmagazine.com     1+ week ago

Make no mistake: War is being waged on Roe v. Wade and our fundamental rights. Anti-abortion lawmakers and organizations are no longer only chipping away at reproductive rights--th...

LISTEN: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Sounds Off on Why Women   s Political Leadership Matters

LISTEN: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Sounds Off on Why Women s Political Leadership Matters

msmagazine.com     1+ week ago

"It's going to be a very important year," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told me in 2012. "Women will make the difference in the quality of leadership it brings to the Congress." When...

Picks of the Week: Three Films Out Now Featuring Powerful Women Pursuing Freedom

Picks of the Week: Three Films Out Now Featuring Powerful Women Pursuing Freedom

msmagazine.com     1+ week ago

Little is Big, but reversed and centered on a black girl--and based on a pitch from then-10-year-old star Marsai Martin of "Black-ish." The film also stars Regina Hall as the grow...

   Shrill    and the End of Settling for Less

Shrill and the End of Settling for Less

msmagazine.com     1+ week ago

As a card-toting member of the Lindy West Fan Club, watching the newest Hulu series based on her 2016 best-selling book, Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman, was a no-brainer. Much ha...

Amplifying the Voices of Brown Girls in Politics

Amplifying the Voices of Brown Girls in Politics

msmagazine.com     1+ week ago

While she was conducting research, Abby saw me quoted in an article on the expanding power of Black women's voices in politics. Eventually, she Googled me and found out more about ...

No Peace Without Afghan Women   s Voices

No Peace Without Afghan Women s Voices

msmagazine.com     1+ week ago

Notably absent from recent headlines about the potential withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is talk of the dangerous consequences such a decision could have for women and g...

WATCH: Political Consultant Kristin Slevin Wants You to Run for Local Office

WATCH: Political Consultant Kristin Slevin Wants You to Run for Local Office

msmagazine.com     1+ week ago

Career Girls (careergirls.org) is founded on the dream that every girl around the world has access to diverse and accomplished women role models--and through a collection of over 1...

Campus Feminists Took on  Abusive Trolls   and Won

Campus Feminists Took on Abusive Trolls and Won

msmagazine.com     1+ week ago

Kelli Musick and Paige McKinsey were seniors at University of Mary Washington (UMW) in Fredericksburg, Va., when fellow students waged an anonymous online campaign of violent, sexi...

How Connecting Women Accelerates Social Change

How Connecting Women Accelerates Social Change

msmagazine.com     1+ week ago

When Muffet McGraw, the championship-winning coach of the Notre Dame women's basketball team, was celebrating her team's victory last week, she also got serious about sexism. In a ...

The Movement for Domestic Workers    Rights is Gaining Momentum

The Movement for Domestic Workers Rights is Gaining Momentum

msmagazine.com     1+ week ago

"Domestic workers take care of what's most precious to us--our family and our homes--yet they have been intentionally excluded from basic workplace protections since the creation o...

Poetry for the Rest of Us

Poetry for the Rest of Us

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We Heart: Muffet McGraw   s Call for Equality   on the Basketball Court and in the Constitution

We Heart: Muffet McGraw s Call for Equality on the Basketball Court and in the Constitution

msmagazine.com     1+ week ago

Following her team's semifinal victory over the University of Connecticut this weekend, Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw had a lot to celebrate--but she's not done...

Feminists are Taking on the NRA in the Fight to End Violence Against Women

Feminists are Taking on the NRA in the Fight to End Violence Against Women

msmagazine.com     1+ week ago

Legislation to re-authorize and expand the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed in the U.S. House last Friday in a 263-158 vote. But even in the wake of this most recent victor...

Innovation for Oppression

Innovation for Oppression

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

Imagine an app that tracks your movement wherever you go. Imagine that it sends notifications to a male member in your family whenever you check in at an airport. Imagine that it g...

Women on Wild Rides To Mysterious Places: Three Things to Watch This Weekend

Women on Wild Rides To Mysterious Places: Three Things to Watch This Weekend

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

Set in the immediate aftermath of the first season's cliffhanger ending, thev sophomore outing of "Killer Eve" sees Villanelle (Jodie Comer) weakened after being stabbed by Eve (Sa...

The Transformative Responsibility of Success: Jessica J. Gonz lez s Advice to Her Younger Self

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

Advice to Her Younger Self features female leaders who are harnessing the power of technology to drive change--and want to help the next generation do the same. These experts are using tech to build b...

Surviving in the Shadows

Surviving in the Shadows

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

My body is a place I visit. I am there now, hooking the nail of my index finger in between my thumbnail and the bed of skin around it. I pluck at the flesh until the skin frays and...

LISTEN: How Valerie Jarrett Found Her Voice in the Obama White House

LISTEN: How Valerie Jarrett Found Her Voice in the Obama White House

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

Valerie Jarrett had a step-by-step plan for her life: graduate from Stanford, graduate from University of Michigan Law School, marry and have children. What she didn't plan on was ...

Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and the Power of Gender Stereotypes

Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and the Power of Gender Stereotypes

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

Two years ago, I watched Wonder Woman with excitement and enthusiasm. It had its problems, but I was willing to overlook them for its positives. As a movie, Captain Marvel also has...

When Reporting on Rape Stands in the Way of Justice

When Reporting on Rape Stands in the Way of Justice

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

As hundreds of thousands of Rohingya survivors fled to Bangladesh over the past two years, the abuse they suffered in Burma has made headlines. Their stories are horrific--recount...

How One University Taking on Campus Rape Culture   By Way of a Public Reckoning

How One University Taking on Campus Rape Culture By Way of a Public Reckoning

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

How One University Taking on Campus Rape Culture--By Way of a Public Reckoning This time last year, eight women steeled themselves to take the stage for a town hall meeting on sex...

Fighting On for Affordable Health Care

Fighting On for Affordable Health Care

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

For millions of Americans, from coast to coast, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is more than just a law--it's a lifesaver. President Trump's Department of Justice is asking the cour...

Free Market Blarney: How Boston is Working To End the Wage Gap

Free Market Blarney: How Boston is Working To End the Wage Gap

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

It's time to talk about women's economics with attitude. It's time to laugh at what is often absurd and call out what is dangerous. By focusing on voices not typically part of main...

The New Faces of Finance: Inside the Conference for Black Women Economists

The New Faces of Finance: Inside the Conference for Black Women Economists

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

Ninety days after 2018 came to a close, white women have finally earned as much as their white, male counterparts earned by December 31. Today, Equal Pay Day, marks the occasion--a...

The Injustice of Unequal Pay

The Injustice of Unequal Pay

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

It's been 16 years since the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, but the data shows that at this pace, we're not going to close the gender wage gap until 2059. Today, women across ...

Cherr  e Moraga   s New World Order

Cherr e Moraga s New World Order

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

4/2/2019 by Myriam Gurba This review appears in the Spring 2019 issue of Ms. Become a member today to read the rest of the issue! Native Country of the Heart is a double memoir: ...

April 2019 Reads for the Rest of Us

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

Readers are loving the growing trend of traditional stories and fables being retold from more subversive perspectives. In her debut novel, Sarah Blake centers Naamah, the wife of Noah, in a queer, fem...

Fighting Pregnancy Discrimination in the California Department of Corrections

Fighting Pregnancy Discrimination in the California Department of Corrections

msmagazine.com     2+ week ago

Fighting Pregnancy Discrimination in the California Department of Corrections Jacqueline Carreon, Geneva Carter, Racquel Chanelo, Melissa Glaude, Karen Lang and Angela Powell rang...

Women, Sisters and Statues

Women, Sisters and Statues

msmagazine.com     3+ week ago

Representation of women in the public sphere is a central theme in Sisters in Freedom, the new film I co-directed with Andrew Ferrett. You can imagine, then, that I was disappointe...

Where Are the Girls?

msmagazine.com     3+ week ago

March is Women's History Month--a time where we "join in commemorating and encouraging the study of, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American History." It's also the month whe...


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