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Nuns and Virgins

Nuns and Virgins

| July 12, 2012

With the republication of her novel set in the 1950s, Caryl Rivers considers the nuns who taught her and those who are still today the heart of the Catholic Church. More »

Stopping Traffic

Stopping Traffic

| July 10, 2012

The worldwide child sex industry has set up shop in the United States. Mary Ann Swissler asked advocates what it would take to stop it. More »

Seventeen Magazine Vows to Show Girls ‘as They Really Are’

| July 5, 2012

Women’s Magazines and the Cult of Hypocrisy

Women’s Magazines and the Cult of Hypocrisy

| July 5, 2012

This week, Seventeen magazine promised to publish un-photoshopped images of real girls, finally responding to 14-year-old SPARK activist Julia Bluhm's campaign. Such pressure must continue argues author Laura Bates. More »

Katniss and Merida—Year of the Heroic Archer?

Katniss and Merida—Year of the Heroic Archer?

| July 3, 2012

Having consulted Geena Davis, who has played her share of strong female characters, the author asks, are two successful female-driven action movies released in one year a sign of good times to come for heroic women on screen? More »

UK Moves to Criminalize Forced Marriage

UK Moves to Criminalize Forced Marriage

| June 28, 2012

Forced marriage, an oppression particularly targeting girls in South Asian cultures, must be addressed by Western governments as well, argues author Shiuan Butler. More »

Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

| June 14, 2012

Four decades after its birth as the nation's first feminist mass-market magazine, Ms. was honored this week by the New York City Council. Shelby Knox writes of its continuing advocacy. More »

“SPARKing Change: Not Just One Girl At a Time” Deborah Tolman in the Huffington Post

| May 11, 2012

SPARK Team Meets with Seventeen Magazine: Media Response

SPARK Team Meets with Seventeen Magazine: Media Response

| May 4, 2012

Women’s Media Center Congratulates Deborah Tolman on her Real Deal Award from Scenarios USA

Women’s Media Center Congratulates Deborah Tolman on her Real Deal Award from Scenarios USA

| May 4, 2012