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.

Bitch
Bitch
 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.

BUST
BUST
 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.

Jezebel
“A supposedly feminist website”

make/shift
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.

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.

Career

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

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

Scarleteen
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.

International

EMMA
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
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.

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

LGBTQ

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
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).

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

BlackGirlDangerous
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.

Motherhood

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

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.

News/Politics

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

Feministing
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.

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

Wonkette
Terrible news for terrible people. If you love vulgar, crass, liberal things that are hilarious, you might like Wonkette.com.