Sarah Weddington: Still Arguing for Roe

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This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. This interview was first published in the Winter 2013 issue of Ms. Click here to get a copy! On […]

Our Revolution Has Just Begun

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This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. The following is excerpted from a talk given by Gloria Steinem in November 2013, the night before […]

Pockets of Resistance

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This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Ms. Click here to get a copy! As children we […]

Beyonce’s Fierce Feminism

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This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. This article originally appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Ms. Click here to get a copy! The […]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Storyteller

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This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. The following interview is excerpted from the Summer 2014 issue of Ms. Click here to get a copy! […]

From the Stacks: Reflections on the War in Iraq

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The following excerpt was published in the Spring 2007 issue of Ms. In light of President Obama’s decision this week to authorize airstrikes in Iraq, we pulled this firsthand reflection on the first Iraq war from our archives. To read more of our war coverage from the Spring 2007 issue, click here.  Tens of thousands around the […]

Feminist Backlash, Then and Now

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In August 1982, the No Comment section of Ms. magazine decried a decade of premature media eulogies for feminism and the women’s liberation movement. But the women’s movement wasn’t dead, it was under attack. In the 1980′s, feminist gains of the previous decade were turned upside down, shaken by the ankles and mutilated by conservatives […]

From the Stacks: “I Wish the Burglar Had Stolen…” My Wife?

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Ah, yes. The good ole days when it was OK to use funny jokes about wife-hating and spousal abuse in advertisements for  alarm systems. Thank goodness the times when companies used violence against women to sell stuff are over. Oh wait … they’re not! Especially if you’re selling stuff that’s really, really expensive. This ad […]

From the Stacks: Only Virgins Need Apply

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This charming little notice from UC San Diego appeared in the June 1974 No Comment section of Ms. It’s outrageous to think that just 36 years ago non-virgins were banned from becoming homecoming queen. But have we really come that far? Just last month a Michigan trans boy was stripped of his homecoming king crown. […]

From the Stacks: Follow the Leaders

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This ad for Newsweek appeared in the pages of the April 1984 issue of Ms.: a roundup of “leaders of the world” without a woman in sight. It seems an unusual ad for a feminist magazine to take, but Ms. was going through a struggle concerning whether to accept paid advertisement (see Gloria Steinem’s article “Sex, […]