She Persisted: A First Look at Our Summer Issue

In Nevada, a record number of women lawmakers helped make the state the 36th to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. In Scotland, a young MP is making a name for herself as a leader of the left. In California, activists are fighting sex-segregated public schools. In Honduras, women are challenging a culture of gender-based violence.

These are just some of the stories we tell in the Summer issue of Ms., which spotlights the challenges women are facing worldwide—and how they’re harnessing their power, in politics and in the streets, to fight for their communities and their own lives. Across states and nations, we are persisting. Subscribe today to read these stories in Ms. before the Summer issue hits newsstands.

Inside of this issue, you’ll also find:

  • A thorough glimpse into the experiences of Central American women fleeing domestic violence—many of whom are bearing the brunt of our harshest border policies to date under the guise of “keeping America safe.” Under that banner, many of them are made unsafe in violation of their basic human rights.
  • A similarly shocking exploration into forced child marriage—not abroad, but right here in the U.S.—and what advocates are doing to stop it.
  • The firsthand account of an Afghan American who worked as an independent volunteer at the Moria Refugee Camp on the Greek Island of Lesbos. In her diaries, she tells the story of the women and children who are seeking safety there.
  • A timely—and eerily relevant—excerpt from The Handmaid’s Tale. In these times, we must heed Margaret Atwood’s warning.

The support of our readers and community members keeps Ms. going. We need it now more than ever. And as we face historic challenges in the U.S. and abroad, we believe the need for Ms. has only grown, too. Please subscribe today. With print or digital options available, we know there’s a subscription package that’s perfect for you. 





Katherine Spillar is the executive director of Feminist Majority Foundation and executive editor of Ms., where she oversees editorial content and the Ms. in the Classroom program.