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

Fall Issue of Ms Cover“Wow, there’s a lot of McDonald’s workers with different issues, but in the end it’s the same story: We’re not getting paid enough. We’re worried about how are we gonna feed our kids tomorrow, how are we gonna pay the rent. And respect … that was one of the biggest issues.”  —veteran McDonald’s employee and activist Nancy Salgado …

Ms. magazine’s 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.

The new issue of Ms. also chronicles the fights of other feminists—whether it’s folks in Ohio combating  anti-choice restrictions, street artists taking on street harassment or the movement to end sexual violence that’s uniting women around the globe. From subversive Mexican cabaret to Malala’s amazing life story, our Fall issue touches on feminism in every corner of the world.

Fall issue articles also include:

  • A report on how sex-segregated public education is failing our kids
  • An exploration of the dangerous impact of religious fundamentalism in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Uganda
  • An analysis of how generous donors empower and shape the feminist movement—and make it sustainable.

The Fall issue of Ms. will be on newsstands December 3. If you’re a subscriber to the print edition, your new issue is already on the way.

But if you’d like it today, you can take Ms. with you on your iPhone, iPad or Android device with a convenient digital subscription.


Carmen Rios is a self-proclaimed feminist superstar and the former digital editor at Ms. Her writing on queerness, gender, race and class has been published in print and online by outlets including BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, DAME, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic, the National Women’s History Museum, SIGNS and the Women’s Media Center; and she is a co-founder of Webby-nominated Argot Magazine. @carmenriosss|carmenfuckingrios.com