Launched in 1972, Ms. magazine is a flagship of independent media and a trusted source of news and analysis, ideas and inspiration to feminists and thought leaders in the U.S. and globally. Ms. features solid fact-checked reporting on cutting-edge issues and strategies for change from an explicitly intersectional and transnational feminist lens. Since 2001, Ms. has been published by Feminist Majority Foundation, the largest research and action organization working to empower women economically, socially and politically.
Ms. Classroom offers a fully digital feminist teaching curriculum based on current and classic articles from Ms. magazine, 1972–present. It engages, informs and inspires college students in the U.S. and Canada who use Ms. Classroom as part of their coursework in women’s, gender and sexuality studies, political science, sociology, public policy, law and journalism.
Ms. Classroom Readers are an innovative digital textbook series designed for use in the most popular and widely taught women’s, gender and sexuality studies and general education courses—especially online courses!
Inspired by the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Curriculum Institute’s call to action to teach women’s studies “in intersectional and transnational ways from the start,” the readers aim to facilitate the field’s curriculum transformation. Each reader is organized into ten chapters addressing topics central to women’s studies and feminist activism (for example, “Work and Labor,” “Media,” and “Reproductive Justice”), and grounded in the four key concepts the NWSA identified as central: intersectionality, transnationalism, knowledge production and social justice.
The readers are edited and introduced by distinguished faculty from the Ms. Committee of Scholars. The collections of over 100+ articles in each reader are written by some of the most path-breaking, important and widely read feminist and social justice writers, scholars and activists who have been featured in Ms. magazine over the past 45+ years, including: bell hooks, Gloria Steinem, Barbara Smith, Alice Walker, Sandra Cisneros, Anita Hill, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Bonnie Thornton Dill, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ellie Smeal, Dolores Huerta, Kathy Spillar, Janell Hobson, Michelle Chen, Michele Tracy Berger, Carrie N. Baker, Brittney Cooper and many more.