War on Women Report: The Instability of Roe; How Low Vaccination Rates Affect Women; Marijuana and the Olympics

The War on Women was in full force under the Trump administration. But despite a transition of administration, the War on Women is still seeping into federal, state and local legislation and attempting to reverse important progressive policies. While the battle may look different, we are staying vigilant in our goals to dismantle patriarchy at every turn. The fight is far from over. We are watching.

Keeping Score: Olympics Ban Swim Caps Made for Black Hair; Abortion Restrictions Reach Record High in 2021; Biden Administration Boasts Narrowest Pay Gap in History

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: abortion restrictions skyrocket in 2021; Olympic policies disproportionately target Black women; Supreme Court rules in favor of free speech and gender expression; state legislatures endanger voting rights; and more.

The Weekly Pulse: Red States See COVID Surge; 20 Dead in Miami Condo Collapse; WHO Advises Masks to Fight Delta Variant Spread

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.

This week: Bill Cosby’s release sent shockwaves, the Helms Amendment is excluded from 2022 bill, and areas with low vaccination rates face an influx of COVID cases.

A Republican Congressman Wants to Strip Bill Cosby of His Presidential Medal

In light of sexual assault allegations and recent charges against Bill Cosby, including his admission under oath in a 2005 deposition that he obtained and used Quaaludes to drug young women he wanted to have sex with, a Republican congressman is fighting to have Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom—the nation’s highest civilian honor—revoked. At a press conference late last […]

Hollywood, the Sexual Violence Factory

“The statement that the primary function of movies is entertainment is clearly not the end of the question. All entertainment is education in some way, many times more effective than schools because of the appeal to the emotions rather than to the intellect.” — Hortense Powdermaker, Hollywood, the Dream Factory As of this writing, more […]