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As the fall election nears, we’re taking a close look at the intersection of gender and politics with a feminist perspective.
Some of the issues NOW saw 50 years ago as central to the fight for women’s equality haven’t yet been won in full—and as the movement for women’s rights marches on, it goes without saying that NOW will remain at the forefront.
It’s here! It’s here! We’re thrilled to reveal the cover of our spring 2016 issue today, on International Women’s Day, featuring the inspiring Lupita Nyong’o. In the forthcoming issue—which you can get on newsstands March 29 or in your mailbox/inbox sooner by subscribing—we highlight Nyongo’s bold turn in the Broadway production of Eclipsed, and what her stage […]
We’re thrilled to announce that the Winter 2015 issue of Ms. is here—and we’ve put human rights activist Angelina Jolie on our cover. In this issue, we explore Jolie’s fight to end child marriage, and reveal that before age 18, an estimated one-third of girls in developing countries will become brides. These child marriages not only […]
The following is an excerpt from Heather White’s investigative report, “Skin Deep,” published in the Fall 2014 issue of Ms. Join the Ms. community today and take a digital copy of the issue with you everywhere you go! When I was a little girl, my favorite thing to do was watch my grandmother get ready to go out. […]
The average woman uses 12 personal-care products a day filled with 168 ingredients, many of which contain toxic substances. Contrary to what you may assume, the Food and Drug Administration is not legally required to test or regulate the products. This means your lipstick, lotion and nail polish could contain carcinogens, mercury or hormone-disrupting chemicals. […]
It would be an understatement to say that 36-year-old Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has had an impressive year. Her third novel, Americanah, a tri-continental love story, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun—centered on the Nigeria-Biafra War of 1967–1970—was made into a film. And she delivered […]
“Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.” This succinct, unapologetic definition of feminism that Nigerian-born novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave in a TED talk became a feminist shot heard ‘round the world, and was even sampled in one of Beyoncé’s latest tracks. Ms. has avidly followed Adichie’s […]