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Ms. Magazine, the first nationally-distributed magazine run entirely by women, was co-founded by second-wave feminist activists Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes. The magazine began as a one-off insert in the December, 1971 issue of New York Magazine, where Steinem was a staff writer. The first regular issue of the magazine came out in July, 1972, and sold out in eight days. The premier issue featured one of the magazine’s iconic articles, “We Have Had Abortions," a feature that named 53 prominent women who had had abortions—at a time when the procedure was still illegal. Ms. was also the first national publication to address the issue of domestic violence. The magazine has gone through four ownership changes in its tenure, and is now published under the umbrella of the Feminist Majority Foundation. 

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