Statement of Ms. Magazine in Response to Alleged Pro-Gun Bullying

Ms. magazine has been accused of many things in its 40-year history, but shying away from controversy is something even our most vocal critics have never charged us with. We have been accused of allowing ourselves to be bullied by pro-gun commenters in the wake of publishing part one of a three-part-series by freelance contributor […]

A Post-Election Celebration of Ms.’s 40th

Ms. alums who attended the magazine’s 40th anniversary party in New York on November 7, one of several held this year, were already giddy over the victories for women the previous day: reelection of President Obama, the first openly gay woman senator in Wisconsin, a record number of women in the Senate, an all-women congressional […]

Wonder Woman Speaks!!

As the Fall issue of Ms. magazine hits newsstands today, with Wonder Woman on the cover, we’re thrilled to hear from a real-life Wonder Woman–actor Lynda Carter, who memorably played the role of the superhero on TV from 1975-1979. Here’s what she has to say: When I started out playing Wonder Woman on TV, practically […]

Ms. Turns 40–And Wonder Woman’s Back On Our Cover!

Forty years after Ms. thrilled feminists with its inaugural cover declaring “Wonder Woman for President,” the magazine once again features the iconic superhero. This time, Wonder Woman is striding down the streets of Washington, D.C., behind women marching to stop the attacks on their rights. Wonder Woman has been an enduring symbol of women’s power. […]

The Male Geek Is Not the Only Image of Success in the Tech World

By Laura Sydell The image of the Silicon Valley innovation in the media—the young entrepreneur, computer programmer or engineer—is often a white male geek, the kind of guy made famous by The Social Network, a dramatic account of the founding of Facebook by Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg. In the film, women are decorative, fashionable and pretty, […]

Anything but “Secure”

Last week, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a small policy change in its Secure Communities Program (discussed below, in a news story from the current issue of Ms. magazine). The new policy would ensure that immigrants charged with minor traffic violations would not be flagged for deportation–unless they’re convicted. Immigration rights activists called […]

“The Lady” Takes Office in Burma

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sworn in as a member of Burma’s Parliament today, along with other elected members of her party, the National League for Democracy. The current issue of Ms. has a cover story on the global feminist and human rights icon, from which this is an excerpt: For two decades, […]

Singled Out

By Tamara Winfrey Harris Steve Harvey is convinced you could use a few lessons in being “a lady.” So he says in his relationship advice tome, Act Like a Lady; Think Like a Man, in a chapter titled “Strong, Independent–And Lonely–Women.” Ladies are those who let men take the lead in picking a dinner spot. […]

Locker-Room Secret

Locker Room Secret A review of Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond By Liza Featherstone “I was like a wife nursing a nagging suspicion that her husband’s having an affair, with no hard evidence. But now there it was in plain black ink,” writes Lilly Ledbetter, a […]

Blocking the Vote

The vast array of new voting restrictions may affect your right to vote this November–and could change election outcomes By Ashley Lopez Ruthelle Frank, an 84-year-old resident of a small town in Wisconsin, is suing her home state because, for the first time in her adult life, she might not be able to vote. In […]