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January 09, 2009

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kat in your hat

Editorial Staff of MS. Magazine:

Executive Editor Katherine Spillar
Managing Editor Michel Cicero
Senior Editor Michele Kort
Guest Editor Mary Ellen Strote
Global Editor Robin Morgan
Associate Editor Jessica Stites
Copy Editor Sarah Chung
Proofreader Miriam Jacobson
****Consulting Editor Gloria Steinem
Money Editor Martha Burk
****Columnist Donna Brazile
http://www.msmagazine.com/contact.asp

kat in your hat

Please excuse me while I say "WTF"...sorry but that is incredible!

Joanelle

Good grief, Heidi - I'll send you some more $ and a message to the editor of Ms. Magazine.

Christal

Heidi Li,
I just donated to 51 Percent. I am absolutely appalled by the new Ms. cover. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

ipotter

That cover is an insult.

ainnj


LOL, just a pathetic cover for a tired, dated mag that will soon be going the way of most hard copy media but is still desperately, and unsuccessfully, trying to stay alive and relevant. Hmmm, the simiarities between it and its dated, irrelevant founder are actually quite amazing.

Sandra S.

Google checkout says your cart is broken? I'd like to donate. Suggestions?

[HLF: I'm fixing the cart! And adding a paypal option!]

Ani

Heidi Li -- this is truly the end of civilization as we know it.

I am a big believer in credit where it is due -- and nothing is more disgusting to me than (as I believe the line read in Les Liaisons Dangereuse)...

"applauding the tenor for clearing his throat."

He has done NOTHING for women's rights. Nothing. I could write what this smacks of but I won't even go there tonight.

Thank you for posting this and for your continued continued courage and dedication.

Swannie

I have to wait til payday to contribute, but you can BET that I will .......and I love the idea of a full page or even a half page ad in a major paper !! Wouldn't that just put people on notice :) and let millions of women know we are still here as well ..

K2

My God. They've all gone crazy.

JTurner

Good post, HLF. I'm a little tapped these last few months after contributing to Clinton and TDG, but I'll donate the beginning of February.

[HLF: Donate as and when you can. Times are hard, we have to do the best we can. Thank you for your generosity toward causes past. Please note that donations to 51 Percent are tax-deductible to the extent permissible under law, and donations via Google are direct to 51 Percent.]

raGing

seeesh!
that deserves a place in the Museum of Misogynistic Memorabilia

garychapelhill

I am stunned. I keep thinking that there is nothing else that can do that, but here I am. Those of us that haven't had our brains rotted by kool-aid must be part of some secret government experiment that sent us to the bizarro universe. I just don't see how so many people can be so completely delusional.

ainnj

Thanks for putting up the paypal button Heidi. $51.00 on its way (or should that be on their way?)


Constance

What an idiotic cover! This is just as dumb as thinking I will watch a "womens content" channel (Oxygen) the is punctuated every 5 mins with [t and a] advertising, or the idea that if I am forced to watch skinny models with breast implants prance around in stilettos and lingerie I will purchase product from Victoria's secret. This is another group of dopes who have no idea how to appeal to women. You have to wonder if they even are trying.

Uppity Woman

Heidi, Scott at deadenders did a little photoshopping of this cover. Go here.

http://deadenders.wordpress.com/

Nancy Armstrong

$25.51 is on its way. Thank you for reminding by posting that mag cover. If I received the mag I would have to go back to tearing magazine covers off again...lol! I haven't quit tearing off magazine covers, I even turn mags around at the bookstores now. I will stop at Borders and Barnes and Noble and turn those magazines around....disgusting!

Stray Yellar Dawg

What is wrong with these people? I simply do not get it. They are undermining the work they have done for years... to lift women up. By implying that, for a man, it is OK to "hide" his feminism on the inside.... not take a stand..... vote "present" on important issues.....

This just makes be sick.

Mirlo

Even if it takes 51 percent longer to grow then forseen, it is much needed to persevere. Your voice, Heidi, is one that we can trust to be clear, knowledgable, competent, analytical, ethical and, at the same time, warmhearted. Most other voices have been disappointing and after seeing this MS cover, I think it is time to find another expression for our goal, as the word feminism has been misused, it became outdated and obsolete.

Anna Belle

Somebody ought to photoshop that to put the NOT between is and what. Good catch, HL.

Angry Sucker

I emailed me them a screen grab of the advert for the issues and the following letter:

Dear Ms Kort and Ms Stites,

I would like to submit the following ad for the No Comment section. It shows an ad for a magazine, supposedly dedicated to feminism, that is advertising a special commemorative issue using a picture of a man who had his surrogates use sexism and racism to attack a woman who was running against him for high office.

The irony of this magazine's lack of support for the real feminist in this race seems to have been lost on this organization.

This same man has as his main speech writer another young stud who thinks that fondling the breast of this woman, now the Secretary of State of the United States of America, is funny.

This man has also chosen a woman-hater and enemy of feminism, as well as a gay-hater, as his preacher for his inauguration under the guise that the preacher, who supposedly represents the majority view in regards to women and gays, somehow needs to be reached out to and given a fair hearing.

This same man has also chosen an enemy of free choice as his chair for the DNC.

Since the real feminist blogoshere is already awash with comments as to the stupidity of this cover art, I am sure you will be very willing to include this in your next No Comments section.

Sincerely,

Not Your sweetie

Why not? Wasn't W a "peace maker"? (well, at least that was self-appointed - his fawning media didn't quite go that far in the face of facts.

Wokingclass Artist

Xcellent essay heidi...Aaaand given that inmates have the keys to the asylum...I am not surprised at all...*sigh*
Thanks.

LindaA1

Not only am I astounded by the very insult of Ms. Magazine holding Barack "misogynistic" Obama up as a feminist, I'm doubly insulted by the depiction of him as the stereotypical "superman to the rescue" of all us poor helpless women.

I'm flabbergasted by the mindset of these women, including Gloria Steinem who must have signed off on this cover. I pi**ed off to see that Donna "shove a stake in Hillary's heart" Brazille is now a regular columnist. Feminist?!!

These women apparently don't even know what the word means anymore.

DYB

Holy crap Batman! There are simply no words!

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