Feminist Wishes for 2021: Continuing the Fight

As 2020 draws to a close, Ms. is looking forwards towards the new year (and new administration!), and thinking about the most vital issues for feminists to be aware of — because there’s so much more work to be done.

With this in mind, we talked to some of our favorite feminists about their top priorities for issues the country is facing from the environment to reproductive rights to voting, and what changes they’re hoping for 2021.

The Ms. Top Feminists of 2020

Despite the political, economic and public health challenges this year—or perhaps because of them—feminists mobilized, fought for our rights, and made progress on many of the issues we care deeply about.

From voter mobilization to reproductive justice, politicians to pop stars, here are our top feminists of 2020.

2020’s 10 Most Memorable Moments from the Ms. Podcast, “On the Issues With Michele Goodwin”

Never was there a dull moment in 2020. But 2020 also brought the inaugural episode of the first-ever Ms. podcast, “On the Issues with Michele Goodwin,” which guided listeners through all the highs and lows of this year. Goodwin helped break down some of the most complex issues of 2020, reaffirming that knowledge is indeed power.

We picked out some of our favorite and most fiery words of wisdom from this year’s episodes to guide us as we enter 2021.

The Eight Most “WTF?!” Moments of 2020

2020 was a waking nightmare for feminists. Early on, it teased us with hope of change with the presidential election in November … only to be hit with the biggest pandemic in the last 100 years. And with the death of Supreme Court justice and feminist legend Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it often felt as if all the gains made in women’s, civil and reproductive rights would be taken away.

With the knowledge of a person who has seen their fair share of dumpster fires in the last five decades, I give you my top feminist WTF moments of the past year.

Feminist Faves: The Most Popular Ms. Stories of 2020

The people have spoken! The stories below are the most popular articles published this year on MsMagazine.com—measured by page views, average time spent on each page, times shared and a few other technical measures.

While they range in topic, you will find a common theme: women and their allies fighting for justice.

Help Send Ms. to Women in Prisons and Domestic Violence Shelters

The Ms. Prison and Domestic Violence Shelter Program lets women on the inside know they are not alone. Every American should be ashamed that this country puts a greater proportion of its citizens in prison than any other nation on earth, because of racism, sexism and also because in many states, the Prison Industrial Complex allows corporations to build and run prisons for profit.

Inside the Fall Issue of Ms.

In our expanded Fall 2020 issue, we examine how the ongoing battle over voting rights will have an impact on the country’s ability to hold fair elections during a pandemic, as well as on the difference women will make as voters and candidates.

Join the Ms. community today and you’ll get this expanded Fall election issue delivered straight to your mailbox.