Columns & Series

In which we explore everything from politics to pop culture to peace-keeping—on a regular basis.

  • Abortion Is Essential to Democracy

    Abortion Is Essential to Democracy

    After S.B. 8 went into effect in Texas, and following the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling allowing its enforcement, staff from across the Brennan Center for Justice came together to show solidarity, express outrage, and articulate a response. That morphed into an electrifying brainstorm with Ms., the result of which is captured in an array of essays: Abortion Is Essential to Democracy.

  • Beyond Roe: The Fight for Our Future

    Beyond Roe: The Fight for Our Future

    Ms. joined with law and policy experts at the Center for Reproductive Rights to publish Beyond Roe: The Fight for Our Futurea series of essays, podcast and video content that explores the legal fight after the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

  • Black Feminist in Public

    Black Feminist in Public

    Black Feminist in Public is a series of conversations between creative Black women and Janell Hobson, a Ms. scholar whose work focuses on the intersections of history, popular culture and representations of women of African descent.

  • Demystifying Cybersecurity

    Demystifying Cybersecurity

    It will take a paradigm shift to defend our national security moving forward. Women and people of color should be at the forefront of this effort. Demystifying Cybersecurity, a #ShareTheMicInCyber and Ms. monthly series, spotlights women from the #ShareTheMicInCyber movement—highlighting the experiences of Black practitioners, driving a critical conversation on race in the cybersecurity industry, and shining a light on Black experts in their fields.

  • Feminist Know-It-All

    Feminist Know-It-All

    Gender and women’s studies librarian Karla Strand—our resident Feminist Know-It-All—carves out space in her column with Ms. to explore feminist knowledge creation, access, use and preservation; innovative projects and initiatives focused on information, literacies and libraries; and, of course, talk about all of the books.

  • The Feminist Lens

    The Feminist Lens

    The Feminist Lens series offers an inside look into the world of film-making and media production through conversations between women in the film, television and digital media industry and Aviva Dove-Viebahn, a Ms. scholar and professor who writes about gender and race in popular culture.

  • From the Vault

    From the Vault

    To pay tribute to five decades of reporting, rebelling and truth-telling, Ms.’s series From the Vault includes some of our favorite feminist classics from the last 50 years of Ms.

  • Front and Center

    Front and Center

    Front and Center puts front and center the voices of Black women affected most by the often-abstract policies currently debated at the national level. It highlights Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust program, which gives $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing. The first-person accounts in this series are available for reprint.

  • The Future Is <em>Ms.</em>

    The Future Is Ms.

    The Future is Ms. is an ongoing series of news reports by young feminists made possible by a grant from in support of teen journalists. In every issue of Ms. and in monthly posts online, editor Katina Paron brings young voices from the frontlines to the forefront.

  • Keeping Score

    Keeping Score

    In every issue of Ms., we track our progress with numbers, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too, in this biweekly round-up.

  • <em>Ms.</em> Global

    Ms. Global

    The U.S. ranks as the 19th most dangerous country for women, 11th in maternal mortality, 30th in closing the gender pay gap, 75th in women’s political representation, and painfully lacks paid family leave and equal access to health care. But Ms. has always understood: Feminist movements around the world hold answers to some of the U.S.’s most intractable problems. Ms. Global is taking note of feminists worldwide.

  • <em>Ms.</em> Muse

    Ms. Muse

    Ms. Muse is a discovery place for riotous, righteous and resonant feminist poetry that nourishes and gives voice to a rising tide of female resistance—brought to you by Ms. digital columnist Chivas Sandage.

  • Our Abortion Stories

    Our Abortion Stories

    Our Abortion Stories chronicles readers’ experiences of abortion pre- and post-Roe. Abortions are sought by a wide range of people, for many different reasons. There is no single story. Telling stories of then and now shows how critical abortion has been and continues to be for women and girls. Share your story by emailing

  • Today in Feminist History

    Today in Feminist History

    Today in Feminist History uncovers the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S. It’s made possible by the encyclopedic knowledge of our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore.

  • Tubman 200: The Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Project

    Tubman 200: The Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Project

    #Tubman200 is a six-week, multi-platform project honoring Harriet Tubman’s extraordinary legacy—200 years after her birth. The Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Project pays tribute to this feminist icon with a special commemorative issue through Ms. online and in print. Explore the interactive groundbreaking site here.

  • The War on Women Report

    The War on Women Report

    U.S. patriarchal authoritarianism is on the rise, and democracy is on the decline. But day after day, we stay vigilant in our goals to dismantle patriarchy at every turn. The fight is far from over. We are watching, and we refuse to go back. This is the War on Women Report.

  • Weekend Reading on Women's Representation

    Weekend Reading on Women's Representation

    Brought to you by Cynthia Richie Terrell, founder and executive director of RepresentWomen, Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation in politics, on boards, in sports and entertainment, in judicial offices and in the private sector in the U.S. and around the world—with a little gardening and goodwill mixed in for refreshment!

  • Women Unscrewing Screwnomics

    Women Unscrewing Screwnomics

    It’s time to talk about women’s economics with attitude. It’s time to laugh at what is often absurd and call out what is dangerous. Women Unscrewing Screwnomics will bring you news of hopeful and practical changes and celebrate an economy waged as life—not as war.

  • The Story Behind Her

    The Story Behind Her

    Women journalists have always been at the forefront of change—so as the U.S. faces compounding crises, it’s no surprise women journalists are stepping up to bring truth to the public. During Women’s History Month 2021, the International Women’s Media Foundation and Ms. began spotlighting women journalists who are making the news media stronger, more diverse and equitable. But their work didn’t end on March 31—and neither does ours. Change starts with recognizing the people behind the byline. Join us to learn The Story Behind Her.

  • Women Saving Democracy

    Women Saving Democracy

    In this Women & Democracy installment, aptly named Women Saving Democracy, we take a deep dive into the very state of our nation’s systems of justice and democracy; we explore how women’s leadership makes a difference; and we assess what kinds of reforms could ensure more fair representation and democratic outcomes. We’re proud to feature a diverse slate of powerhouse women who serve in an array of roles—as attorneys general, secretaries of state, and local election officials, from across the country and representing both parties—through reported pieces, their own firsthand accounts, pre-recorded video events, and Ms. Studios podcast episodes.