Make Some Love: Sexperts on Staying Safe During COVID-19

A global pandemic puts a serious wrench in the plans of any feminist seeking an active sex life. Luckily, there are concrete steps that can be taken to increase safety, without sacrifice. Just in time for our first COVID-era Valentine’s Day, Ms.’s Roxy Szal spoke with three sexperts— Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, Dr. Megan Stubbs and Vanessa Geffrard —about pleasure, self-love and self-care during the pandemic and beyond.

How Black Women Legislators Are Fighting Abortion Bans and Trumpism in State Legislatures

Currently, 30 state legislatures are controlled by Republicans, and in 16 of these, Republicans hold a veto-proof supermajority. Republicans are using this unchecked power to propose and pass an incredible amount of anti-abortion legislation.

South Carolina state Sen. Mia McLeod, Ohio Rep. Erica Crawley and Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott break down the tools and steps feminists must take to fight back.

“An Incredible Breach of Planning and Response”: Feminists Discuss the Insurrection at the Capitol

What does the Jan. 6 riot and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol signify for our nation? How and why could this have happened? Will the president be impeached? How are feminists and frontline activists supposed to process all this?

To begin to answer these questions and make sense of these unprecedented times, Dr. Michele Goodwin, journalist Jennifer Steinhauer and psychologist Patricia Jones Blessman led listeners this week in a frank, honest conversation, where they lay out the facts against the president and the domestic terrorism performed in his name.

Feminist Faves: The Most Popular Ms. Stories of 2020

The people have spoken! The stories below are the most popular articles published this year on MsMagazine.com—measured by page views, average time spent on each page, times shared and a few other technical measures.

While they range in topic, you will find a common theme: women and their allies fighting for justice.

What Do Women (Voters) Want? A Plan, Say Supermajority’s Cecile Richards and Juanita Tolliver

This year, the gender gap is wider than it’s ever been—a large reason for Biden’s lead nationally and in the battleground states.

But what do these women voters want? And what’s different about the 2020 election, compared to those in the past?

Ms. editor Roxy Szal in conversation with Cecile Richards, Supermajority’s CEO and co-founder, and Juanita Tolliver, Supermajority’s political director.