Ms. Magazine and Supermajority Ed. Fund Launch ‘The Majority Rules’ to Kick Off Women’s History Month


As Women’s History Month kicks off, Ms. magazine announces the release of its latest installment of Women & Democracy, in which we pose the question: “What will it take to achieve a society that prioritizes—and achieves—true equality?”

The answer: The Majority Rules, a set of rules that value all of us—our bodies, our lives and our work. Featuring art from artist Molly Crabapple, The Majority Rules is an artful video and essay series created by Supermajority Education Fund, which marks an essential step toward achieving gender equality. 

Movement leaders articulate five key rules and the values they reflect—safety, respect, autonomy, full and fair representation. Among the multiracial, intergenerational community of contributors: Stephanie Beatriz, Amanda Brown Lierman, Alicia Garza, Mariska Hargitay, Ai-jen Poo, Cecile Richards, Reshma Saujani and others. 

Explore videos, art, essays and more at the Women & Democracy site: The Majority Rules.

RSVP to the March 8 session that will be hosted by Ms. and the Supermajority Ed. Fund, together with partners at NYU Law, to delve deeper into this series.

More about The Majority Rules:

  1. Our lives are safe. We live free of fear, intimidation and violence at home, at work and in our neighborhoods—no matter where we’re from, who we love or how we identify. (video narrated by Mariska Hargitay; op-ed by Alicia Garza)
  2. Our bodies are respected. The healthcare system takes our needs seriously, from treatment to research to women making decisions about if and when to start a family. (featuring Cecile Richards)
  3. Our work is valued. We are paid equally for our work and get promoted equally too. The jobs primarily done by women—from teaching to caregiving—are valued and supported. All women can retire with dignity and enjoy the life they worked hard for. (video narrated by Reshma Saujani; op-ed by Ai-jen Poo)
  4. Our families are supported. We are no longer forced to make impossible and unfair choices between family and work. Providing the best care for our families, from infancy to old age, is possible and affordable for all of us. (video narrated by Stephanie Beatriz; op-ed by Amanda Brown Lierman)
  5. Our government represents us. From the school board to the White House, women are represented. The right to vote is protected and promoted, all voters have access to the polls and every vote is counted. (video narrated by Alicia Garza; op-ed by Katherine Grainger)

Questions or press queries about the project can be directed to Ms. magazine at

About Ms. magazine: Founded in 1972 and published by the Feminist Majority Foundation since 2001, Ms. has been a trusted, popular source for feminist news and information in print and online for 50 years. Ms.’s time-honored traditions of an emphasis on in-depth investigative reporting and feminist political analysis have never been more relevant, bringing a new generation of writers and readers together to share news, analysis, research and strategies for fighting back and moving forward, for shaping the future.

About Supermajority Education Fund: Supermajority Education Fund has reached millions of women and launched our Majority Rules, a values-based agenda informed by conversations with women across the United States. We bring women face-to-face with the leaders of today and train thousands of women to be the leaders of tomorrow. Through original content and cutting-edge research, we make sure women have the most up-to-date information on issues and topics they care about to share with their friends, family, and networks. We are already powerful. Supermajority Education Fund gives women the information, resources, and tools to be powerful together.