In “Yours In Sisterhood,” filmmaker Irene Lusztig unearths letters sent to Ms. magazine during the feminist movement. Many could have been written today.
"When I was 21, I terminated a pregnancy and was so grateful."
Ms. in One Hand, Playboy in the Other: Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Season 50 Years After the Sexual Revolution
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,
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.
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.
A far-right elected official on the borough assembly has demanded Ms. Magazine be pulled from the shelves of a local grocery store.
Head over to Brainpickings to read more. Maria Popova of Brainpickings recently shared extracts from "Letters To Ms.", a
From THE SLANT: Founding Editor of Ms. Magazine, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, on How Her Iconic Magazine Forever Changed News Coverage on Women
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.
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.