Ms. is an internationally circulating United States-based feminist magazine that is one of the longest running feminist periodicals. Established in 1969, Ms.was the first openly feminist magazine; it entered the marketplace with the dual goal of competing directly with nonfeminist women's magazines and reforming the magazine industry from within. While Ms. began as a commercial magazine, it is now a not-for-profit publication. Ms.'s slogan is “More Than a Magazine-A Movement.”

Ms. was cofounded by Gloria Steinem and Letty Cottin Pogrebin; early editorial staff included Steinem and Pogrebin, as well as Patricia Carbine, Joanne Edgar, Nina Finkelstein, Suzanne Levine, Mary Peacock, Margaret Sloan, and Ruth Sullivan. As a former journalist, Steinem used her contacts within the publishing industry to help raise the initial capital ...

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