The Eight Most “WTF?!” Moments of 2020

2020 was a waking nightmare for feminists. Early on, it teased us with hope of change with the presidential election in November … only to be hit with the biggest pandemic in the last 100 years. And with the death of Supreme Court justice and feminist legend Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it often felt as if all the gains made in women’s, civil and reproductive rights would be taken away.

With the knowledge of a person who has seen their fair share of dumpster fires in the last five decades, I give you my top feminist WTF moments of the past year.

Keeping Score: Vote Like Your Life Depends On It

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: The House votes to condemn forced sterilization; The Navajo Nation’s record-high COVID rates; Mike Bloomberg pays court fines of Florida voters with felonies; Snapchat registers 750,000 voters; Harvey Weinstein’s six additional survivors; gay men launch an attack against the #ProudBoys; 66% of Americans don’t want Roe overturned; ICE custody death count hits record high; and more.