Long before there were such things as hashtags, Sylvia Plath reckoned with the same issues taking center stage in the #MeToo movement.
By making Sylvia Plath’s work available for mass consumption, Karen Kukil has given voice to her intelligence, humor and passion.
The 50th anniversary of the publication of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar sparks agitation over the cover design of the anniversary edition of the novel.
“Is the pen a metaphorical penis? Literary paternity implies ownership!” When I pulled my well-worn copy of Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar’s 1979 classic The Madwoman in the Attic off the shelf the other day, I found these words scrawled across a Post-it, tucked inside its pages. Not in my handwriting (most likely written by […]
For us Ms. editors, by far the most rewarding part of the Ms. Blog has been reading the comments. Since we’re used to sending out a magazine into the void every three months and waiting with bated breath for letters to the editor, it’s been revelatory to hear back directly–instantly!–from Ms. readers. To be sure, […]
On our way to high school recently, I asked my friend, “Do you consider yourself a feminist?” After a slight hesitation, she responded, “Well, I support women’s rights and all, but I’m no bra burner.” Besides the fact that the bra-burning story is apocryphal, I was surprised by her answer. Is that what feminism meant […]