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Feminist Magazines

General Interest

Ms. Magazine
This legendary feminist magazine, co-founded by Gloria Steinem in 1972, continues to produce hard-hitting investigative reports and in-depth feminist analysis of national and global issues. It also includes book reviews, commentary from prominent women, coverage of feminist events, and the famous "no comment" section. Ms. was rated by Good magazine one of the top 50 magazines in the United States and is widely regarded as an influential thought leader and valuable tool for feminist activists, leaders, and teachers. Ms. is published by Liberty Media, LLC, which is wholly owned by the Feminist Majority Foundation.

offers its readers a "feminist response to pop culture," featuring witty critiques of TV, movies, magazines, and advertising, interviews with feminist celebrities and newsmakers, and book reviews.

is primarily aimed at young women and covers a variety of topics, including indie-pop culture, music, arts, crafts, fashion, beauty, DIY, books, food, health, celebrities, movies, television, and sex, with high energy and a tongue-in-cheek tone.

Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women. Without Airbrushing.

Make/shift creates and documents contemporary feminist culture and action by publishing journalism, critical analysis, and visual and text art. Made by an editorial collective committed to antiracist, transnational, and queer perspectives, make/shift embraces the multiple and shifting identities of feminist communities.

off our backs
Off our backs is a news journal by, for, and about women. It has been published since 1970, making it the longest surviving feminist newspaper in the United States. It is run by a collective where decisions are made by consensus, and it covers contemporary feminist issues, news, ideas, theory and analysis from a distinctly feminist perspective.

Academic & Art

Feminist Review
First published in 1979, Feminist Review sustains its unique role as an interdisciplinary, agenda-setting publication. Situated outside traditional disciplinary boundaries Feminist Review insists on the theoretical and strategic centrality of gender in all its complexity.

The Women’s Review of Books
Women's Review of Books provides a forum for serious, informed discussion of new writing by and about women, featuring essays and in-depth reviews.

Women and Performance: A journal of feminist theory
Women and Performance publishes interdisciplinary feminist scholarship on all different kinds of performance, including dance, film, media, and everyday life.

Women in the Arts
Published to benefit members of National Women in the Arts, Women in the Arts promotes the achievements of women in the visual arts, music, theater, dance, film, and literature.


With both a Professional and a Minority/College issue, Diversity/Careers addresses the concerns of women and minority graduates and professionals in engineering and information technology.

By and for female attorneys, Perspectives is published quaterly by the American Bar Association.

Woman Pilot
An aviation publication for women, Women Pilot is published bi-monthly and offers profiles of accomplished women in the field.

Women in Higher Education
Women in Higher Education is a news journal for practitioners in higher education; its readers have called it "subversive, irreverent, humanistic, personal, practical, funny and informative."

Women Writers
Women Writers is an online magazine dedicated to women writers, complete with guides to writing for women, profiles of women writers past and present, and of course fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

Children & Teens

New Moon
For every girl who wants her voice heard and her dreams taken seriously, New Moon is it! Written by and for girls ages 8-14, the publication is advertising-free, intelligent, and fun.

An online publication for teenage girls featuring writing, photography, illustrations, videos, and more from staff and readers.

Progressive, feminist and friendly sex education and information for teens and young adults!

Shameless Magazine
Shameless is a fresh alternative to typical teen magazines, packed with articles about arts, culture and current events, reflecting the neglected diversity of it's readers' interests and experiences. Grounded in principles of social justice and anti-oppression, Shameless aims to do more than just publish a magazine: it aims to inspire, inform, and advocate for young women and trans youth.

Teen Voices
A publication for and by teen girls, Teen Voices is not just another beauty magazine reiterating stereotypes and rehashing unhealthy media images of young women. Instead, this publication offers articles by teens themselves on subjects like self acceptance, relationships, diversity, education, careers, body image, and more.


MAAM covers issues related to breast and reproductive cancers, from personal stories to new treatments.


EMMA, Germany's flagship feminist magazine, just celebrated its 32nd anniversary. Both the magazine and its founder, Alice Schwarzer, have garnered publicity and influence over the years. Schwarzer is Germany's best-known feminist.

Herizons is Canada's most popular feminist magazine. It covers the Canadian women's movement and feminist news, including health, activism, the environment and legal cases affecting women.

A British magazine that encourages the creativity of young women writers.


The Advocate
The largest gay and lesbian magazine in circulation, The Advocate features national news of interest to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Autostraddle is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressively feminist online community for a new generation of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies (and their friends).

A concoction of all things queer, culture, and current.

Lesbian News
One of the longest running national lesbian publications, Lesbian News features news by, for, and about the diverse lesbian community.

Lesbian Connection
Lesbian Connection is a bi-monthly magazine that features news, ideas and information for, by and about lesbians. It was founded in 1974.

Out Magazine
A glossy magazine focusing on popular culture, entertainment, and political issues facing the gay and lesbian community.

Women of Color/Race

Black Girl Dangerous seeks to, in as many ways possible, amplify the voices, experiences and expressions of queer and trans* people of color.

The Crunk Feminist Collective
The Crunk Feminist Collective (CFC) will create a space of support and camaraderie for hip hop generation feminists of color, queer and straight, in the academy and without, by building a rhetorical community.

An award-winning blog that's at the intersection of race and pop culture.

Clutch Magazine
Clutch offers commentary, critique, and analysis of everything from fashion, sex, politics, and beyond - through the eyes of today's forward-thinking Black woman.


hipMama Magazine
This online zine focuses on non-mainstream ways of being a mother, emphasizing lesbian mamas, mamas of color, poor mamas and single mamas.

MomsRising takes on the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families by educating the public and mobilizing massive grassroots actions.

MotherVerse Magazine
MotherVerse examines contemporary and historical motherhood through works of literature and art from mothers across the globe.

Working Mother
Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers, focusing on the balance of work and family and covering celebrity working mothers, money-saving ideas, and parenting advice.


The Broad Side
A digital magazine dedicated to the best opinion commentary and original reporting by women from around the web.

Elect Women Magazine
A non-partisan online magazine that provides campaign tips, stories and resources to women running for political office or thinking about running for office.

Everyday Feminism
Learn how to apply feminism to your real life in order to work through issues, stand up for yourself, live your own truth, and take collective action.

Feministe is one of the oldest feminist blogs online designed by and run by women from the ground up.

Young feminists blogging, organizing, kicking ass and bringing you brainy, bad-ass feminist news.

In These Times
A publication dedicated to high journalistic standards, nonpartisan politics, and democratic ideals, In These Times focuses on the accountability of multinational corporations.

Mother Jones
This independent, nonprofit magazine focuses on social justice, the environment, politics, and popular culture through nationally recognized investigative reporting and a feminist approach.

RH Reality Check
Sexual and reproductive health and justice news, analysis, commentary and community.

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