Turkish women risk peril in demanding their rights. Protestors face police tear gas and water cannons, courting detention and jail time for demonstrating against the government or in support of issues like LGBT rights.
In the last few days, after incredible grassroots pressure across the country to our representatives, Congress has found itself divided over the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
The following is an excerpt from the Spring 2017 issue of Ms. Grab a copy and subscribe here. In their first weeks in office, the Trump administration and Republican Congress have put women’s health, security and rights in their crosshairs.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a brief detailing the catastrophic impact President Trump’s repeal of the ACA would have on women.
The Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch began this week, but the jury is still out on whether the Judge will be confirmed. Since being nominated, legislators and voters have raised concerns about what Gorsuch’s potential confirmation could mean for women’s rights, especially since his record shows a history of voting against women’s interests.
On January 22, many of the women I know across the Muslim world stood with U.S. women. Some stood in spirit as the Women’s March movement crossed the globe.
“If they don’t give you a seat at the table,” Shirley Chisholm once said, “bring a folding chair.” The current era of feminism is abundant with folding chairs—take, for example, the slightly trendy but effective pro-women networking space The Wing in New York City, or the magnanimous Women’s March on Washington.
On New Year’s Eve, a suicide bombing in Istanbul left 40 dead. Among those who lost their loved ones is longtime Tunisian peace activist and academic Khedija Arfaoui.
Have you seen the contest floating around Facebook called “Sick Just Got Real?” You’re supposed to send in a selfie or YouTube video answering a question such as this: “What’s your first thought when you hear the kids cough?
Ms. is launching a series of reports on the blog and in print to look at the organizing models of some of the women-led groups helping to build a sustainable grassroots movement to boost renewables and combat climate changes.
“Women and men still do not have equal rights.” That’s the opening statement in the trailer for Equal Means Equal, a documentary film exploring our country’s need for an equal rights amendment to the U.S.
Montenegro, like most of the northern Balkans, stayed out of news this past decade. The post-Yugoslav civil wars ended with 1990s—even though transition problems continued in the six newly formed states in Yugoslavia’s wake—and European and American media turned their gaze to other regions as well as their own growing issues around minority rights, strength of democratic institutions, media independence and gender equality.
In 2006, Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck published research finding that girls perceive of the intellectual ability to do math as a “gift”—and thus, shy away from it when it becomes challenging.
“At last, the nightmare is over,” Sonia Tábora said as she left the courthouse in Sonsonate, El Salvador.
This review contains spoilers! Get Out provoked the shameful memory of the time I failed my close friend of 20 years.
Advocates attending and invited to this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)—an annual event celebrating women and girls and bringing together advocates and change-makers to strategize a path forward toward their equality worldwide—are taking aim at President Donald Trump’s policies.
This post is part of a series produced in partnership between the Ms. Blog, the Fuller Project for International Reporting and PRI’s Across Women’s Lives.
Heather McCabe of McCabe & Russell Law Firm has been practicing family law for eighteen years in Maryland and D.C.
I wish I could say that getting an IUD in the waning days of the Obama administration was an act of political resistance.
As a trans survivor of sexual and emotional abuse, Lexie Bean has spent a lot of time trying to make sense of their own body.