Friday, March 9, 2012

"Singled Out," my Ms magazine article, now on stands



I’d like to let you know that the Winter issue of Ms. has just hit newsstands, featuring my Media column, “Singled Out,” about the media obsession with single black women.

As I write, “Data reveal black men to be as uncoupled as their female counterparts … nevertheless, black women are singled out by the media to be pitied and blamed for their marital status. There has emerged a sort of what’s-wrong-with-sisters-and-why-aren’t-they-married industrial complex.” 

The Winter cover story of Ms.—which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year!—profiles Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese human rights icon and feminist, who recently entered the race for Parliament in her country to test her government’s promises of new freedoms.

In other Winter news and features: Ms. looks at the enterprising women of Silicon Valley, who belie the notion that male “geeks” are the only image of success in the tech world; shows how women are holding up half of the Occupy movement; and reveals that 5 million people could be disenfranchised in November because of new state-level voting restrictions.

 Ms. helps us to be righteously angry (instead of depressed) about what’s going on in the world, and encourages us to use that energy to move forward. Look for it on newsstands or, even better, join the Ms. community here or here and have the new issue sent right to your door.

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