Last Day of Feminist “Advent”–Catch Up on What You’ve Missed!

When I was a very young child, I received a late November package all the way from my grandmother in Germany. It was a large, cloth Advent Calendar, designed to hang on the back of my bedroom door and fitted with little pockets, one for each day leading up to December 25. In each pocket she’d stuffed a tiny toy or bit of candy for me to retrieve day by day. I took so much pleasure in this calendar that my parents felt compelled to fill it for me each year around the holidays, well into my preteens.

I wanted to pass on the joy of this countdown-of-treats to Ms. readers. So, I present to you a secular version of my childhood calendar to help us at the Ms. Blog count down to 2011.

As the days pass, you’ll see more and more of the image behind the dates revealed. You’ll also be offered links to virtual feminist “treats”–a video, a game, a story. Check back each day to see what’s next!

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Top: First holiday cover of Ms. magazine, December 1972, designed by Bea Feitler.


  1. krystalimage says:

    This is pure genius. THANKS!

  2. Awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful treats with us.

  3. Wow! School House Rock–feminism style–sure beats the nutcracker-shaped piece of chocolate that I've gotten for the past three mornings in my Harry and David advent calendar! This is great!

  4. That was my first time watching the Mary Tyler Moore show, so it will also be my last. I love the feminist statements, but I hate the acting, as overblown as it had to be for that era.


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