From Y2K to Today: A Timeline of Celebrity Feminism

Given recent activism on the part of celebrity women—from the #MeToo movement to the Time’s Up Campaign—it’s easy to forget there was a time not that long ago when the link between fame and feminism was viewed with suspicion and even incredulity. Here, we chart the evolution—and increasing impact—of celebrity feminism over this millennium.

The Top 10 Feminist Pop Culture Shake-Ups of 2017

2017 certainly qualifies as the year of feminist resistance, punctuated with these memorable, quirky and provocative moments in pop culture.

The Ms. Q&A: Barbara Smith on Finding Hope in the Struggle

Barbara Smith, co-founder of the Combahee River Collective, talked to us about its legacy in the feminist movement, intersectionality and identity politics.

The Ms. Q&A: Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza on Getting Intersectionality Right

“What does it mean that intersectionality is now being talked about as some kind of weird diversity project as opposed to an analysis of how power interacts with itself and each other? And what is at stake when we don’t get it right?”

Transformation of Consciousness

This year marks the 40th anniversary of two intersecting milestones in the feminist movement: the founding of the National Women’s Studies Association and the “Black Feminist Statement” issued by the Combahee River Collective.

The Feminist Promise of Wonder Woman

In a world plagued by wars, terrorist acts and misogyny, the mythical existence of a Wonder Woman provides cathartic release and a fulfilling fantasy that our womanhood is a source of strength and leadership.

Hidden Figures and Black Women’s Historic Hidden Labor

“Hidden Figures” has debuted at the right moment.

The Top 10 Feminist Moments in Pop Culture from 2016

Despite the setback of the 2016 election, pop culture this year was crowded with messages of gender equity, racial justice and social liberation.

Beyoncé, the Dixie Chicks and Presidential Politics

Every time we think we’ve reached peak “Beyoncé’s Fierce Feminism,” the pop star manages to top herself.

When and Where We Enter: Ms. Writers Reflect on a Feminist Legacies Symposium

When and Where I Enter is the historical blueprint for chronicling Black feminist resistance.”

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