Wendy Davis Stands Out on The Latest Issue of Ms.

995979_10151780177338540_2134745465_n“I’m rising on the floor today to humbly give voice to thousands of Texans who have been ignored.”

This was how Sen. Wendy Davis opened her epic 13-hour filibuster before the Texas state Senate, taking a heroic stand (literally!) for reproductive justice. Ms. magazine is proud to salute Sen. Davis on the cover of our Summer issue.

The new issue of Ms. also updates the seemingly endless stream of proposed state laws that threaten to close women’s health clinics in Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and 10 other states. But women’s advocates are fighting back—such as healthcare providers in Wichita, Ks., who have stood up to extremists and opened a clinic offering full reproductive services to local women—the first of its kind since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in 2009.

Ms. also takes readers to the rubble of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, where financial greed combined with a culture of impunity allowed this bustling workplace to become a tomb for more than 1,000 garment workers, mostly young women.

Also in the Summer issue, you won’t want to miss:

  • A personal story from a lesbian wife and mother on how the repeal of DOMA changed her family’s life
  • The importance of empowering women and girls in South Africa in order to help end the AIDS pandemic
  • A review of two recent documentaries illuminating icons Angela Davis and Alice Walker, plus interviews with the filmmakers.

The new issue of Ms. will be on newsstands August 27 and is already on its way to subscribers. You can also carry Ms. everywhere on your iPhone, iPad or Android device with a convenient digital subscription.


  1. I’m so glad I’m a Ms. subscriber! I got my issue this past Friday, and spent a very happy weekend reading it from cover to cover. I’ll have you (the entire Ms. staff) all know that Ms. is the ONLY magazine I subscribe to. Best money I’ve ever spent. 🙂

  2. I live in Arlington, Texas. Wendy Davis is my rep. I would like to buy a copy of the new issue of Ms because I cannot afford a subscription at this time. The problem is that I have no idea where to purchase a copy. Arlington has a Barnes and Noble bookstore, which is the only general bookstore in our large city! I called the store yesterday evening (Aug 13) and was told that the store had received 3 copies of Ms magazine in June, 2013. Those 3 issues had been sold. I was told by the store clerk that she had no idea when more copies would be received. I have never seen Ms magazine at our local grocery stores which sell dozens of different magazines. The University of Texas at Arlington, which has approximately 35,000, students, has a bookstore. I could also check there. Any info would be appreciated.
    Arlington is the home base for the Texas Rangers baseball team and the Dallas Cowboys football team. I live about a mile from the 2 stadiums. I can guarantee that I could find many magazine, sports memorabila and clothing options very easily in my own neighborhood. It is so sad that it is so difficult to find Ms. I also enjoy another magazine called LILITH which is aimed toward the women’s market. Again, it is almost impossible to find in my area.

    • The new issue of Ms. doesn’t hit newsstands until Aug. 27. Perhaps you can ask your Barnes and Noble or U. of Texas bookstores to set aside a copy when they get their next copies (we’re a quarterly, so that’s why the last copies they received were in June)? We’re sorry they’re not ordering more–maybe you can get your friends to put in requests as well!!

      Also, if you have a smartphone, iPad, or Android device, you can get a less-expensive year’s digital subscription for $14.95. http://bit.ly/1cuOTb1

      • Thanks so much for the information. I will contact the B & N again very soon. I am a Luddite and do not use technology except when I am at work. I despise what technology and excessive comsumption/development are doing to destroy our society.

    • Your story about not being able to find a copy of Ms Magazine in Arlington shows that the problem with Texas is that it doesn’t have much of a feminist movement anymore. Wendy Davis would have never been able to give her speech if we didn’t have a still-alive-and-kicking feminist movement in the United States. Now how are we going to bring grass roots activism back to Texas?

    • you may be able to check your Barnes and Noble for Ms. To be honest, our ” Barnes & Noble Bookstore at New Mexico State University does NOT carry Ms, yet they carry every other kind of horsecrap ” women’s magazine” you can name, from Real Stupid to In Style!

      • Something I should say is rather amusing for a [ what a joke!] ” University bookstore” at a school with a women’s studies program! However, here in Las Crucifixion, New Mexico; the city where my friend from Aggies for Feminism, Theresa, was FIRED from her student teacher job at Mayfield High after the Las Cruces Sun-News photographer photographed her wearing just a regular bra and long skirt to our first annual NMSU Slutwalk 2013; not having Ms. at our so-called ” NMSU Bookstore” does not surprise me!!!! Add to that the ” Turning Point Abortion Alternatives” as the only listing in phone book under ” Abortion providers” and nothing surprises me for Las Crucifixion!

  3. Frances in California says:

    Connie: Go online and check out Powell’s Books. I’ve never looked for Magazines there but they are so cool I’m sure they would point you in the right direction!

  4. Marilyn Wright says:

    Glad to read Ms. Will be out in stores Aug. 27th. As I to have looked Magazine.

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