More than a magazine, a movement

Spring 2018

Up Front

  • Letters
  • Keeping Score



The Future Is Female; One-Stop Shopping; It Starts With Nadya; Safer Sports, Safer Girls; Short Takes


Cracking the Astronautical Ceiling; The Pink City Rickshaw Company; An Elegant Rebellion; #IfTheyKillMe; Short Takes


Ms. Special: Women's March

Marching to the Polls

by Katherine Spillar

This year, we marched with a new mission: to make women’s voices heard in the next elections.

A Lethal Combination

by Natalie Schreyer

What we know about domestic abusers with guns—and how efforts to disarm them could prevent some mass shootings.


by Christina Asquith

From Liberia to Egypt and Northern Ireland, Peace is Loud’s documentaries place women at the heart of stories of peace and war.


Women's Studies

Curating History

by Janell Hobson

Irma McClaurin’s new Black Feminist Archive offers activists the chance to determine their own legacy.


A Basic Workers’ Right

by Martha Burk

It’s a benefit that benefits us all—paid leave to care for a newborn, nurse a sick family member or recover from serious illness. So why is the U.S. the only advanced country in the world without this workers’ guarantee?


Janet Benshoof

by Akila Radhakrishnan & Kristina Kallas

Brilliant and funny, creative and daring, Benshoof was a women’s rights pioneer who changed how the law is used to protect women.

Book Reviews

  • Julie Rehmeyer on Maya Dusenbery’s Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick and Abby Norman’s Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain
  • Erin Aubry Kaplan on Elaine Weiss’ The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote


Great reads for spring 2018

Last Word