“The history of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is about America as much as it is about nations engulfed in a world war. More than three-quarters of a century after the bomb, we can choose to remember the nearly forgotten history of Asian America as part of who we are.”
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: top U.S. athletes advocate for gender equality and mental health support; Paralympic athletes receive equal compensation for first time in history; U.S. drug distributors could owe $26 billion for their role in the opioid epidemic; Democrats push for women’s inclusion in the military draft; Argentina becomes first Latin American country to issue gender neutral IDs; and more.
In conversation with Ms., Shin Yu Pai explores the intersections between her identities as an artist, mother, and Taiwanese American.
“My different identities have led me towards pushing my work into different directions allowing me to be as expansive as I wish to be in my humanity and my wholeness as a person.”
The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act sailed through Congress with fanfare, while the human rights report on police violence was ignored by the U.S. media and government, and the bill to curb police violence is on life support in the Senate. What explains this combination of developments?
The unspoken message is that Asian American lives matter more than Black lives, and that the U.S government cares more about Asian Americans than it does about Black people.
This month’s list of 26 new books has a little something for everyone. From memoirs to histories to romances and short stories, July is nothing short of remarkable for the variety of unmissable books coming out.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: NYC’s ranked-choice voting election saw the highest turnout since 1989; how women are faring in the NYC city council race; top companies for gender parity; strategies for women incumbents to retain their seats; India Walton may become the first woman mayor of Buffalo; and more!
The Gender Equity Education Act would create an Office for Gender Equity inside the Department of Education tasked with developing new gender equity initiatives in schools and addressing pressing issues experienced by women and girls in education, including access to STEM education, athletics, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment and assault.
Everyday women and girls are doing the collective, abolitionist work necessary to build free futures in our local communities. Dr. Connie Wun, founder of the #ImReadyMovement and co-founder of AAPI Women Lead, is one of these extraordinary leaders and community organizers.
Non-Asians pay attention when anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S. turns violent. But alongside these violent punctuations is something ever-present, a sense of otherness that is subterranean and pervasive.
And with this seems to come a doubting of Asian America that makes me angry: the fundamental questioning of whether Asian America exists.
Asian women have been overlooked, dehumanized and ignored by American society. When we are seen, we are often stereotyped as the “China Doll” or the “Dragon Lady.” We have been reduced to our perceived race and stripped of our individual humanity and identity.
If this can happen to two Asian leaders in the White House, then what is happening elsewhere across our country to Asian women with fewer resources?