Three Feminist Reasons I’ll Be Grateful This Year

In spite of a year of natural disturbances and disasters, deepening political divides and disappointments and worsening humanitarian crises in so many parts of the world, I strive to find at least three specific reasons to give gratitude each day. As 2018 ends and 2019 begins, I am adding three organizations to that list.

Holiday Gift Guide: Feminist Workbooks, Journals and Handbooks Made for Marching On

These books will keep the feminists on your list busy and inspired in the new year—and may even help them change their communities and the world.

The Feminist Gift That Lasts All Year

Give the feminist gift that never stops giving—and keeps independent feminist media going. Give the gift of Ms.

Holiday Gift Guide: Patriarchy-Smashing Children’s Books for Young Feminists

It’s never too early to start reading to kids, or to kick off a consciousness-raising session with them—and these feminist children’s books make it easier than ever to do both.

‘Tis the Season to Be Notorious: The Feminist RBG Holiday Gift Guide

There’s no truth without Ruth—and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t spend the season spreading her spirit of feminist righteousness! 

The Ms. Pink Friday Gift Guide: Five Feminist Gifts on Sale NOW in the Feminist Store!

It’s Pink Friday in the Feminist Store! (Like Black Friday, only you don’t have to leave your house, wait in line or support a massive corporation in order to finish all of your shopping.) Here’s a sampling of what’s on sale all weekend long—including Ms. memberships, feminist tees and a community of feminist finger puppets.

Can Santa Be Black?

The poem “Can Santa Be Black?” by B.J. Wrights originally appeared in the December 1984 issue of Ms. In the true spirit of the season—one of hope, not fear; one of togetherness, not division; one of love, not hate—we wanted to republish it.

The Lesbian Gaze of “Carol”

Todd Haynes’ film Carol—like the novel The Price of Salt on which it is based—examines the blossoming love between (you guessed it) Carol, a high society, impeccably dressed married mother, and Therese, a younger woman working at Frankenberg’s department store over the Christmas season. Carol, played exquisitely by Cate Blanchett, is navigating the end of […]

Your Guide to Surviving Awkward Family Conversations about Sexism

Reprinted with permission from the American Association of University Women With the holiday season ramping up, there’s a lot to look forward to! From parties to the New Year, this time of year is full of expectations. You’ve survived Thanksgiving, but you might not be past all the awkward family discussions yet to come. But don’t […]

Gloria Steinem’s Christmas Wish

Car service app Uber has come under fire more than once in the past year. Not only has the company faced allegations of sexual assault perpetrated by drivers, but multiple recent claims suggest that Uber, and similar ride-hailing app Lyft, violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to accommodate passengers with disabilities. On Dec. 5 at The BETTY Effect‘s annual holiday concert, Gloria Steinem took […]

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