Ms. Magazine Politics

Sneak Peek at the new Spring Ms.: 5 of the 25 Gains for Women in the Health-Care Bill

Feminists didn’t get everything we wanted in the historic health-insurance reform package passed in March: The lack of a public option and limits on abortion coverage were the most glaring setbacks, and a single-payer system wasn’t even considered. But bottom line, an additional 32 million Americans will gain health-care coverage—meaning that the vast majority in […]

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The Pill Turns 50

Without feminism, it would have been just another contraceptive By Elaine Tyler May, originally posted on Ms. magazine Fifty years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the oral contraceptive. As we mark that momentous anniversary, women have much to celebrate. The Pill changed the lives of millions of women and became one of […]

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Ms. Magazine Launches the New Ms. Blog

On this International Women’s Day, March 8th, Ms. magazine—the flagship feminist publication—launches the Ms. Blog, showcasing the sharp writing and informed opinions of a community of feminist bloggers from around the nation and the globe. The Ms. Blog will be a hub for exchange, collaboration and discussion, introducing fresh perspectives on national and global politics, […]

Ms. Magazine Politics

Will We Ignore Brooksley Born AGAIN?

Eleven years ago, U.S. economic leaders should have listened to Brooksley Born. Then head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Born was concerned about new and unregulated futures markets. They were growing at tremendous rates, yet their risks were not fully understood. She was especially wary of the lack of transparency in trading over-the-counter […]