If I were playing the word-association game and someone said "Ms. magazine," my response would likely be feminism. It's the heart of that publication, which began in December 1971 as an insert in New York magazine.
The magazine's rise in the early '70s coincided with the fledgling women's rights movement, and it provided a place where feminist voices could be heard. And, in the middle of 1996, it provided a place where glaring errors could be seen.
Ms. magazine may have helped to shape contemporary feminism, but it also did its part to set the movement back by spelling that very word incorrectly, in large letters, smack-dab in the middle of its May/June 1996 cover.
This classic blunder surely will go down in history. Or herstory.