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'The Leftovers' Star On Why Abortions Shouldn’t Be ‘Demonized'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women

When she was in her 20s, actress Amy Brenneman decided to terminate a pregnancy. It's been 30 years since, and all these years later she's s...

Showcasing Great Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Martha Graham's impact on the art of dance has been compared to the impacts of Stravinsky, Picasso and Frank Lloyd Wright to the fields of music, painting, and architecture, respectively.

Like Grandmother, Like Granddaughter?

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.10.2014 | Weddings
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Newlyweds Brad and Angelina, George and Amal aside, I have some questions: What do we think abou...

If You Can't Afford Tampons, What Do You Do?

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Sue Kerr

The stigma of menstruation compounded by the stigma of poverty shouldn't leave our neighbors without the items they need for their basic health and welfare.

Ms. in One Hand, Playboy in the Other: Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Season 50 Years After the Sexual Revolution

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

As a child, I was raised by one parent who was a charter subscriber to Ms. magazine and spent weekends in the bachelor pad of another who collected (also from its first issue) Playboy. Perhaps it is no wonder then that today I am a professor of gender and sexuality studies,

Worshipping At The Erma Bombeck Altar

Gina Barreca | Posted 06.18.2014 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

When Bombeck quipped "I don't think women outlive men... It only seems longer," she challenged the system that would have us believe women live easy lives.

Happy Birthday, Gloria Steinem, Mother of Feminism

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

Imagine what we could accomplish in these next 50 years if we were to "think big, unite and use our power." Imagine women, men, girls and boys each seeing themselves as equally valuable human beings. Imagine how life would look and feel then.

Celebrating Gloria Steinem's 80th Birthday

Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.24.2014 | Women
Marianne Schnall

I was an insecure and confused high school student when I first became aware of Gloria Steinem through the pages of my mother's issues of Ms. Magazine.

What to Give Gloria On Her Birthday

Lori Sokol | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Lori Sokol

How could I sufficiently thank her for all she has given me -- particularly as a teenager growing up in the 1970s -- which included my very first glimpse of a future free from the conventional constraints of housewife and mother?

Why It's So Important For Older Women To Share Their Stories

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

During the 17 years I edited 'Ms.' I learned how to identify our history-in-the-making: if one woman is experiencing something, there are surely countless others who have been keeping quiet, convinced that they are either the only ones - or simply insane.

Alaska GOP Official Ms.fires -- Wants Ms. Magazine Off Shelves

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

A far-right elected official on the borough assembly has demanded Ms. Magazine be pulled from the shelves of a local grocery store.

Been There, Done That

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I was only married a short while when I realized something was wrong with me. It happened when I heard myself mumbling obscenities as I pushed the vacuum, powered entirely by resentment.

Feminism Gets Presidential Seal of Approval

Charles Clymer | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Charles Clymer

Fifteen other Americans will also be honored, including Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton, but what makes Gloria Steinem's selection notable is how, by extension, the movement she has helped lead over the past four decades will be honored.

What 'Leaning In' Was Like In The '70s And '80s

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women

We've been talking a lot about women and work recently, from "leaning in" to the depressing fact that women still make 77 cents to a man's dollar. How...

Former Ms. Magazine Editor Dies

AP | Posted 06.28.2013 | Media

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Prominent feminist Mary Thom, a writer and former editor of Ms. magazine who also was an avid motorcyclist, crashed while ridin...

Where Is the Feminist Outrage Over Discrimination in Gaza?

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
Mitch Wolfe

Why are feminists so angry and hostile to Israel that they cannot rationally bring themselves to criticize Palestinian men who mistreat women? Don't Palestinian women deserve concern and empathy?

From THE SLANT: Founding Editor of Ms. Magazine, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, on How Her Iconic Magazine Forever Changed News Coverage on Women

Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 01.22.2013 | Women
Stephanie Fairyington

With an unflappable belief in the possibility of a freer, fairer world, Letty Cottin Pogrebin has spent the last 42 years of her life combating anti-Semitism, promoting peace in the Middle East and tirelessly fighting for women's rights in the U.S. and abroad.

A Male View Of The Female Side Of God

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

When editor Gloria Steinem invited a male to write a cover story for Ms. magazine, I was him.

A Touch of Mothering for a 'Mother's Helper'

Karin Lippert | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Karin Lippert

Caring for an infant or touching someone's life as she [or he] is growing up is about loving care. Supporting a young woman's goals and dreams are vital especially in our culture. Being generous with support even if they change paths or do not measure up to some idealized version of what you thought they should become. It is about letting them find their own way, but remaining a touchstone.

Ms. Magazine Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Karin Lippert | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
Karin Lippert

We came together to celebrate our collective pride and three generations of connections as a "family." To remember the conversations we started with each other that became articles, sparked a dialogue with our readers - with women everywhere.

How Celebrities Got An Album About Gender Equality Made In The '70s

Slate | Posted 10.24.2012 | Women

And lo, the word went out to New York’s songwriters and children’s book authors and frustrated Broadway bards and William Morris clients in the sp...

The Glorious Gloria Explains It All

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.15.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

It happened again the other day: I was being interviewed by my introductory journalism class when I was asked 'The Question.'

Billie Jean King and Remarkable Success of Title IX

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In 1970, when King and eight other female players defied the tennis establishment to form their own professional circuit, many experts doubted that they could attract big enough crowds to generate prize money. Women's tennis is now as popular as men's.

Gloria Steinem: The Original Ms.

Marlo Thomas | Posted 08.15.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

When I first met Gloria Steinem more than 40 years ago, the world was a different place. The women's movement was just beginning, and so Gloria became not only my new friend, but also my touchstone on the many issues that confronted us on the front lines of feminism.

Ms. Magazine, Wonder Woman and 40 Years of Change

Marlo Thomas | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

You can't judge a book by its cover. But you can absolutely judge a magazine that way -- because the cover is a good indication of what the magazine cares about. And that is precisely, why 40 years ago, women everywhere began grabbing up Ms. magazine with both hands. From the start -- and continuing today -- those covers have instantly told you that Ms. cared about what women cared about.