If you took a gender studies class in college, then you’ve certainly heard the name Gloria Steinem. And in the midst of working rigorously at the forefront of second wave feminism, she co-founded Ms. Magazine. Since 1971, the publication has been a linchpin in the world of feminist journalism, asserting that it is “more than a magazine – a movement!” And as BinderCon continues its own movement as a space to empower women and gender non-conforming writers, we are grateful to count Ms. Magazine as one of our supporters.
Ms. Magazine can claim a number of firsts: the first to publish a cover story on sexual and domestic abuse, to spearhead and then run a study on date rape, and to feature well-known women speaking out against anti-abortion laws. (Read more about Ms. Magazine‘s initiatives here)
And even if you don’t have a subscription to Ms. Magazine, their site offers plenty of excellent and important reading material. Check out, for example, this study on the dangers faced by abortion providers. The article “Injustice League” explores the submerged epidemic of domestic abuse in the NFL. The site also links to a great page of feminist resources.
Ms. Magazine started so much of the work that we at BinderCon are striving to continue. Many, many thanks for your support.