More than a magazine, a movement

Fall 2017

Up Front

  • Letters
  • Keeping Score



Real Representation; A Museum of Our Own; The Naked Man at the Door; Ask a Doctor; Short Takes


Fighting for Their Lives; No Peace in the Peace Corps; An End to FGM; Balancing Act; Short Takes


Civil Rights Wronged

by Carrie N. Baker

While headlines focus on the latest White House scandal, President Donald Trump’s executive agencies are working quietly to roll back civil rights protections and enforcement.

Mercy Denied

by Sophia Jones

Fewer people globally are dying from HIV/AIDS, but young women and girls are still being infected at alarming rates. With Trump’s Global Gag Rule threatening U.S. funding for HIV/AIDS and reproductive health care, women will die.

Peace Strength Wisdom Wonder

by Aviva Dove-Viebahn

It’s no wonder she’s graced the Ms. cover five times and counting. Wonder Woman remains a dynamic symbol of women’s potential, the possibilities of feminism and the hopes of humanity.

Ms. Anniversary Section: 45 Years of Rebelling and Truth-Tlling

Roots in the Ground

by Gloria Steinem

The idea was simple but revolutionary: a magazine for women that was owned and controlled by women.

Not Backing Down

by Katherine Spillar

Together, we will keep making history, challenging the status quo and igniting change for women and girls.

The Stories of Our Lives

A look back at the articles that have so moved and inspired us, we remember them to this day



One Tough (Rebel, Activist, Feminist) Mother

by Lisa Barca

The documentary Dolores shines a light on an overlooked hero of farmworkers’ and women’s rights.

Women's Studies

Transformation of Consciousness

by Janell Hobson and Karon Jolna

The National Women’s Studies Association and the Combahee River Collective’s “Black Feminist Statement” turn 40.

Book Reviews

  • Erin Aubry Kaplan on Alexis Okeowo’s A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa
  • Julie Phillips on Louise Erdrich’s Future Home of the Living God
  • Molly M. Ginty on Jennifer Weiss-Wolf’s Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity


Great reads for fall 2017


Stop a Bigot

by Marty Langelan

A five-step tool kit for dealing with white supremacists in the era of Trump