Keeping Score: Cracking Down on QAnon; Savannah Guthrie Holds Trump Accountable

In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.

This week: authors speak out in support of trans rights; the four year anniversary of Colin Kaepernick’s famous protest; Ben Sasse breaks with Trump; Megan Thee Stallion demands, “Protect Black women”; mourning the loss of Monica Roberts; the first openly gay state SCOTUS judge; social media giants crack down on QAnon content; honoring health care workers who have died; Jaime Harrison shatters fundrasing records; Women’s March; record-high support for the ACA; and more!

The Weekly Pulse: SCOTUS and Our Health; Pandemic Worsens as Winter Approaches

For The Weekly Pulse (a revisit of an old Ms. column!), we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.

In this edition: analyzing the Supreme Court’s impact on our health, a repro rundown while Roe is at risk, pandemic predicted to worsen with colder months ahead and why we need to care about LGBTQ health, now.

Women’s Representation: Is Amy Coney Barrett a Mother? We Hadn’t Noticed.

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: how the U.S. went from 48th to 87th in women’s representation; pro-democracy measures on the ballot this November; the best (and worst) states to be a woman; new rules regarding mandates for women’s representation on publicly-owned company boards; a Black, queer, Muslim candidate could make history in Oklahoma; feminist reading recommendations; and is Amy Coney Barrett a mother? We hadn’t noticed.

In the Battleground States, Trump’s Got a Problem: Women

The gender gap measures the difference in men and women’s votes for the leading candidate.

Women make up the base of the Democratic party, and the gender gap plays a critical role in Biden’s support—especially in the battleground states.

Before and after the political conventions and into the fall, the gender gap remains stronger than ever.