Ms. Magazine
The Activist Issue
Keeping the Flame Alive
Take inspiration from the lives and work of six women whose passion for justice and commitment to their communiities make the world a better place for all.
- Kitchen Table Candidate: Winona LaDuke
-Speak Truth to Power: Kek Galabru, Wangari Maathai, Senal Sarihan, Maria Teresa Tula
- Street Fighting Woman: Cheri Honkala
- Mementos of a Movement: Coline Jenkins-Sahlin

-Word: Bush

Honey, Disney Shrunk the Kids
What's in your child's VCR these days? We asked progressive parents and their kids what they watch. The answers might surprise you.
Dorothy Roberts talks about reproductive rights in black and white.
Women and Venture Capital: Women vie for a place in the world of high-tech venture capital.

Work Notes: Grrl power to Scotland ASAP and more
Editor's Page: Making Mischief

Ms News

TECHNO.FEM: Digital Divide

-Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Now?, by Angela Dillard
- Toy Guns, by Lisa Norris
- Boy Still Missing, by John Searles
- Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
- Women and Popular Music, by Sheila Whiteley

-First Person: Give Me Shelter
-Columns: Daisy Hernandez, Patricia Smith and Gloria Steinem
Call for Woman of the Year
Tell us who you think should be recognized in this special issue.
Tell us who you think should be recognized in this special issue and why. The women can be from anywhere in the world and should be recognized for some change-making or groundbreaking action or activity that occurred during the 12-month period between Spetember 2000 and August 2001.

Submissions are due by August 15, 2001.
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In 1984, Ms. broke new ground by naming writer/psychologist Carol Gilligan Woman of the Year and creating an annual award to recognize women's contributions to the life of the planet. The award has celebrated extraordinary women who are making a positive difference and has challenged the notion that great works, inspiring deeds, or groundbreaking acts are the sole province of men.

Recognizing the fact that women's trailblazing, activsm, and accomplishments know no bounds, after the first year, the editors made the award plural rather than singular — saluting Women of the Year rather than one woamn. And from the beginning Ms. sought to recognize women from many different walks of life. We're celebrating grassroots, national and international activists, political leaders, scientists and scholars, writers, artists, entertainers, athletes, and entrepreneurs. But recently, during a period when I was not longer in women's hands, the awards were discontinued.

Free at last, Ms. is reclaiming that tradition. We will celebrate the first of our twenty-first century Women of the Year in the December 2001/January 2002 issue.