Chimamanda to Ms.: “I’m Very Feminist in the Way I Look at the World.”

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 […]

Chatting with Chimamanda in New Issue of Ms.!

“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 […]

Alaskan Assemblyman Takes Aim at Ms.

  SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM The Co-op Market Grocery and Deli of Fairbanks, AK, is a small local market that sells natural foods while allowing local citizens to invest in the market, financially and democratically (there are currently 2,200 invested member-owners). But this past week, those members have had to worry about more than the […]

Women Workers Fed Up, Speak Out in Latest Issue of Ms.

Our Fall issue tells the stories of women fighting for economic survival in low-wage positions, from fast-food workers on strike to government employees still feeling the crunch of a stagnant minimum wage.

Wendy Davis Stands Out on The Latest Issue of Ms.

“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 […]

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, […]