The ultra female super publication, Ms. Magazine (http://msmagazine.com/), has reached out to The Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas (http://www.conwaywomensshelter.com/) with a t-shirt donation to be given to the residents. Ms. Magazine was launched in the 70’s during the highlight of the feminist movement with key players such as Gloria Steinem, Letty Cottin Pogrebin and a host of others who set out to empower females and fight for equal rights. Today the magazine is still encouraging women to break glass ceilings and call out injustices when seen.
As their website states,” Ms. was the first U.S. magazine to feature prominent American women demanding the repeal of laws that criminalized abortion, the first to explain and advocate for the ERA, to rate presidential candidates on women’s issues, to put domestic violence and sexual harassment on the cover of a women’s magazine, to feature feminist protest of pornography, to commission and feature a national study on date rape, and to blow the whistle on the undue influence of advertising on magazine journalism.”
In her recent documentary, “Gloria: In Her Own Words,” Gloria Steinem discusses her lowest point in her journalism career where she was given the assignment to cover “textured tights.” Comedic as it is, Steinem was uninterested in covering the latest fashions, but was dealt assignments such as this all the time due to her gender. Needless to say, Ms. Magazine does not publish fashion topics and is solely focused on the most current women’s issues that seem to be pervasive causes of our time.
They do, however, sell Ms. Magazine t-shirts that are 100% cotton and touted “sweat-shop free.” The t-shirts come in both fitted and unisex styles displaying the Ms. Magazine logo in raspberry lettering. Available in their online store (http://store.msmagazine.com/ms-logo-line.aspx), they retail for $20.00 each and come in sizes small, medium, large and extra large.
The Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas will certainly be happy for the additional support for their residents. In an effort to continue to empower women, The Compassion Fashion Project has facilitated this special collaboration with Ms. Magazine’s News Media Coordinator, Annie Shields. By continuing to educate women on equal rights in our society, this donation is most definitely befitting for the cause.