After Atlanta: Four Steps to Building a Future Free of Racism and Gender-Based Violence

“The violence our communities experience every day won’t be solved by more police. It won’t be solved by more people crowding our prisons. Those structures have failed us, time and time again, and they are rooted in and upheld by the same white supremacy that fuels these attacks.”

In the wake of the horrific anti-Asian racism and hate crimes in Atlanta, we need to fight for community-led solutions to help us heal. Here are four.

Keeping Score: AAPI Women Speak Out, “We Will Not Let You Take Our Voice From Us”; Cabinet Confirmations; RIP Beverly Cleary

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: Deb Haaland and other historic secretary nominations are sworn into the Cabinet; Elliot Page becomes first openly trans man to pose on the cover of TIME; California ends cash bail for some defendants; New Zealand grants paid leave following miscarriage; and more!

25 Under 25: Women of Color to Watch

This list highlights just 25 of the young women and girls of color who are changing the cultural and political landscape.

With a diverse array of tactics like documentary filmmaking, community organizing, social media and photography, they are eschewing the old playbook and forging a new way forward. The next generation of leaders have arrived. Let’s meet them.

The Ms. Must-Read: House Achieves Victories for Gender Equality

It’s been an extraordinary week of legislative victories for women’s equality—but also one of profound tragedy.

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced two critical measures, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The votes came the day after a murderous rampage in Atlanta that left eight people dead, six of them Asian American women.