Columns & Series

In which we explore everything from politics to pop culture to peace-keeping—on a regular basis.

#Tubman200 is a six-week, multi-platform project honoring Harriet Tubman’s extraordinary legacy—200 years after her birth. Launching on Tuesday, Feb. 1, and culminating on March 10, the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Project pays tribute to this feminist icon with a special commemorative issue through Ms. online and in print. Explore the interactive groundbreaking site here.


After S.B. 8 went into effect in Texas, and following the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling allowing its enforcement, staff from across the Brennan Center for Justice came together to show solidarity, express outrage, and articulate a response. That morphed into an electrifying brainstorm with Ms., the result of which is captured in an array of essays: Abortion Is Essential to Democracy.


To pay tribute to five decades of reporting, rebelling and truth-telling, Ms.’s series From the Vault includes some of our favorite feminist classics from the last 50 years of Ms.


Front and Center puts front and center the voices of Black women affected most by the often-abstract policies currently debated at the national level. It highlights Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust program, which gives $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing. The first-person accounts in this series are available for reprint.


In every issue of Ms., we track our progress with numbers, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too, in this biweekly round-up.



The Future is Ms. is an ongoing series of news reports by young feminists made possible by a grant from SayItForward.org in support of teen journalists. In every issue of Ms. and in monthly posts online, editor Katina Paron brings young voices from the frontlines to the forefront.


Black Feminist in Public is a series of conversations between creative Black women and Janell Hobson, a Ms. scholar whose work focuses on the intersections of history, popular culture and representations of women of African descent.


Gender and women’s studies librarian Karla Strand—our resident Feminist Know-It-All—carves out space in her column with Ms. to explore feminist knowledge creation, access, use and preservation; innovative projects and initiatives focused on information, literacies and libraries; and, of course, talk about all of the books.


Today in Feminist History uncovers the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S. It’s made possible by the encyclopedic knowledge of our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore.


It’s time to talk about women’s economics with attitude. It’s time to laugh at what is often absurd and call out what is dangerous. Women Unscrewing Screwnomics will bring you news of hopeful and practical changes and celebrate an economy waged as life—not as war. 


Brought to you by Cynthia Richie Terrell, founder and executive director of RepresentWomen, Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation in politics, on boards, in sports and entertainment, in judicial offices and in the private sector in the U.S. and around the world—with a little gardening and goodwill mixed in for refreshment!