Monday, March 8, 2010

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 opinions of a community of feminist bloggers from around the nation and the globe.

We expect these virtual pages to be a hub for exchange, collaboration and discussion among bloggers and readers, introducing fresh perspectives on national and global politics, culture, media, health, law and life.

The diversity and quality of our starting lineup of bloggers is already exceptional: In the months leading up to this historic launch, Ms. was inundated with blogging offers from academics, activists and journalists. There are contributors reporting on the ground from seven countries and counting, and the overall contributors’ roster ranges from well-known names to up-and-coming writers/thinkers. Most of the bloggers are women, but some feminist men have joined the team as well!

We at Ms. are thrilled about the prospects of intercultural and intergenerational exchange on this blog. If there’s one guiding notion underlying the blog, it’s that no aspect of life is immune from gender politics: Gender also intersects with race, class, nation and sexuality. We will always strive to address that intersectionality. And while there will be personal talk on the Ms. blog, it will be with the recognition that the personal is political.

So please become part of this exciting new community—a place where feminism takes center stage. We can’t wait to read your comments, whether in agreement or disagreement or just to add fuel to our feminist fire. We’ve also created two special pages—Share With Ms. and Take Action—in recognition that real feminist change requires both community dialogue and direct action.

Welcome aboard!

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