Ms Magazine – helping women to seize the power we have and to use it, to act collectively, to realise that together we can make change happen -is 50 this year, menopausal and still empowering. It helped — and continues to help — ignite a revolution for women’s rights.
Last month the founders and leaders of Ms. for all these years — Gloria Steinem, Katherine Spillar, Eleanor Smeal, were celebrating the anniversary and the publication of a new book, “50 Years of Ms”, an anthology of our revolution. And rather than bemoaning the fact that we are fighting the old fights — again — the spirit of determination and commitment was palpable.
Here Gloria Steinem reflects on the origin and impact of Ms Magazine and a reader is quoted – “My husband says I used to be a bitch once a month, but sinceI subscribed to Ms Magazine I’m a bitch twice a month!” Just twice??
Happy birthday Ms Magazine, welcome to the club 🙂