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Nursing Home and Care Workers Officially the Most Dangerous Job in the U.S.

Nursing home workers are now considered to have the most dangerous jobs in the U.S.—as shown by their fatality rates. Yet, these workers are not receiving the supplies or testing necessary for them to be able to do their job safely. (Gilbert Mercier / Flickr)A recent major spike...

Oshun Energy in Beyoncé’s “Black is King”

Still from Beyoncé’s Black is King.I cried. As did others who expressed the same sentiment on social media after watching the “Brown Skin Girl” segment of Beyoncé’s grand and illustrious visual album, Black is King, on Disney+. I found myself overwhelmed by the sheer beauty and elegance of...

An 18-Year-Old with an Ambitious Goal: Register 100,000 Voters by November

The Future is Ms. is an ongoing series of news reports by young feminists. This series is made possible by a grant from SayItForward.org in support of teen journalists and the series editor, Katina Paron. As a sophomore, Ryan Pascal took to the internet when her majority-white school ignored Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Instead...

White Male Misogyny at Root of Recent Attacks Against Women of Color

The hate-motivated shooting that killed U.S. District Judge Esther Salas’s son and injured her husband was not an isolated incident. Neither was the verbal assault Rep. Ted Yoho deployed against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Outside Trump Tower during the 2018 Women’s March 2018 in...

Today in Feminist History: What Can We Expect From Tennessee? (August 3, 1920)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. August 3,...

“Finally, the Feminist Revolution Has Begun”: Egypt’s #MeToo Moment

A sea of Egyptian flags. (Flickr / Creative Commons 2.0)Hundreds of women in Egypt are sharing stories of surviving sexual violence after a widespread #MeToo campaign on Instagram prompted the arrest of a man who had sexually assaulted, harassed and blackmailed many women. The Instagram account Assault Police...

Author Morgan Jerkins Explores her Family History in “Wandering in Strange Lands”

In Wandering in Strange Lands, author Morgan Jerkins is debuting her sophomore album, so to speak—or, her second book. In the music industry, the curse of the “sophomore slump” refers to a breakout artist’s second effort failing to live up to the high standards of the first. Author Morgan Jerkins.Jerkins...

Today in Feminist History: Massachusetts and Connecticut Still Retain Strict Bans on Birth Control (August 2, 1947)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. August 2,...

August 2020 Reads for the Rest of Us

The Feminist Know-It-All: You know her. You can’t stand her. Good thing she’s not here! Instead, this column by gender and women’s studies librarian Karla Strand will amplify stories of the creation, access, use and preservation of knowledge by women and girls around the world; share innovative projects and initiatives...

The Military Failed Vanessa Guillen and Others. It Must Do Better.

A protest for justice for Vanessa Guillen at the state Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., on July 25. (Gailya Paliga)This post was originally published by the North Carolina National Organization for Women. It has been republished with permission. Vanessa Guillen was a 20-year-old Army private first class when she went missing...