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Inside 'MS': 25 Years of the Magazine and the Feminist Movement

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Inside Ms.: 25 Years of the Magazine and the Feminist Movement

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Book
Current Status:
In Season

We gave it a B+

Whether battling a radical 1977 proposal to rescind women’s right to vote or showcasing cofounder Gloria Steinem as a feminist media darling, Ms. has blurred the line between magazine and movement, and this fascinating herstory is cleanly recorded in Inside ‘MS’: 25 Years of the Magazine and the Feminist Movement. From its idealistic inception in 1972 to its current ad-less incarnation, Thom shows that Ms. has struggled as much with market-niche survival as with raising awareness on women’s issues. Mary Thom’s status as a Ms. insider (she’s one of the original editors) and inclusion of diverse Ms. contributor perspectives — from Anais Nin to Alice Walker — brings anecdotal candor to this chronicle. B+