Royal Wedding Remix: The Assimilation Promises and Decolonization Possibilities of Meghan Markle

Whether or not Meghan Markle, a self-proclaimed feminist, can really change the heteropatriarchal structures of the British monarchy, much less the white supremacist institutions that have kept it alive, representations matter. 

Sister Outsider, Sister Citizen: Unpacking the Afrofuturism of Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer

It is no wonder that Monae, with both her lovers in tow, leads the revolution in the end. Her freedom precipitates the freedom of everyone else.

Curating History

Irma McClaurin’s new Black Feminist archive offers activists the chance to determine their own legacy.

The Ms. Q&A: Brittney Cooper on Grown Women, Sex-Positive Sermons and Eloquent Rage

We spoke to black feminist public scholar Brittney Cooper about her new book, Eloquent Rage—and feminism, antiracism, Black Lives Matter, the Black Church, Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton.

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.

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