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Welcome to the Ms. Blog!

On this International Women’s Day, March 8th, Ms. magazine—the flagship feminist publication that’s still going strong at 38!—proudly launches the Ms. Blog. We’re excited to be able to keep readers abreast of the latest feminist news and commentary in between quarterly issues of the magazine. The Ms. Blog will showcase the sharp writing and informed [...]

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5 Ways to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day!

In 1971, at the behest of then-Congresswoman Bella Abzug (D-N.Y.), Congress declared Aug. 26 the first ever Women’s Equality Day. The particular date was chosen to commemorate the final ratification of the 19th amendment—which, in 1920, recognized women’s right to vote—and has been celebrated every year since. The President gives a proclamation on Aug. 26 each year [...]

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50 Years Ago Today, Fannie Lou Hamer Spoke Out for Freedom

On August 22, 1964, as the Mississippi Summer Freedom Project (Freedom Summer) was well into its third month of voter registration drives among African American citizens in Mississippi, civil rights activist and former sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer riveted onlookers with her speech to the credentials committee at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. I [...]

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Welcome to the Ms. Blog!

On this International Women’s Day, March 8th, Ms. magazine—the flagship … ...

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5 Ways to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day!

In 1971, at the behest of then-Congresswoman Bella Abzug … ...

Screen shot 2014-08-20 at 5.22.59 PM

50 Years Ago Today, Fannie Lou Hamer Spoke Out for Freedom

On August 22, 1964, as the Mississippi Summer Freedom Project (Freedom … ...

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Where Women Fill More Than 50 Percent of Government Seats

We always talk about the fact that in order to really change attitudes and … ...

Arts

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Welcome to the Ms. Blog!

On this International Women’s Day, March 8th, Ms. magazine—the flagship … ...

1408738290 (4)

5 Ways to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day!

In 1971, at the behest of then-Congresswoman Bella Abzug … ...

Screen shot 2014-08-20 at 5.22.59 PM

50 Years Ago Today, Fannie Lou Hamer Spoke Out for Freedom

On August 22, 1964, as the Mississippi Summer Freedom Project (Freedom … ...

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Where Women Fill More Than 50 Percent of Government Seats

We always talk about the fact that in order to really change attitudes and … ...

Justice

March13square

Welcome to the Ms. Blog!

On this International Women’s Day, March 8th, Ms. magazine—the flagship … ...

1408738290 (4)

5 Ways to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day!

In 1971, at the behest of then-Congresswoman Bella Abzug … ...

Screen shot 2014-08-20 at 5.22.59 PM

50 Years Ago Today, Fannie Lou Hamer Spoke Out for Freedom

On August 22, 1964, as the Mississippi Summer Freedom Project (Freedom … ...

2338540889_1b5ab8c315_z

Where Women Fill More Than 50 Percent of Government Seats

We always talk about the fact that in order to really change attitudes and … ...

National

March13square

Welcome to the Ms. Blog!

On this International Women’s Day, March 8th, Ms. magazine—the flagship … ...

1408738290 (4)

5 Ways to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day!

In 1971, at the behest of then-Congresswoman Bella Abzug … ...

Screen shot 2014-08-20 at 5.22.59 PM

50 Years Ago Today, Fannie Lou Hamer Spoke Out for Freedom

On August 22, 1964, as the Mississippi Summer Freedom Project (Freedom … ...

2338540889_1b5ab8c315_z

Where Women Fill More Than 50 Percent of Government Seats

We always talk about the fact that in order to really change attitudes and … ...