On the cusp of Women’s History Month and to round out Black History Month, we share portraits of some of the innumerable Black women who have worked hard for the rights we now hold dear, who have shared their artistic talents, and who have helped to nurture this experiment in democracy that is still a work in progress.
When it comes to rebuilding the badly broken U.S. education system and preventing violence against women and girls, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have their work cut out for them.
The current administration will take a polar-opposite approach to the Trump administration’s chaos, cruelty and disfunction.
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: Amanda Gorman steals the spotlight at Biden’s inauguration; female reporters speak on covering the Trump White House; women wear pearls in support of VP Kamala Harris; Roz Brewer makes history as Walgreens CEO; Press Sec. Jen Psaki promises interpreters at briefings; President Biden rejoins Paris Climate Agreement; and more!
Inspired by Kamala Harris, the teen-led Homegirl Project is working to usher young women of color into the political arena.
“When you are a woman of color, a lot of your life and your experience is politicized. But we are really isolated when it comes to politics.
Learning from, working with, building with [each other], that is what really brings change.”
Intentionally and unintentionally, America put Vice President Harris on a well-deserved and hard-earned pedestal that’s higher than President Joe Biden’s. But heavy accolades come with high expectations that are rarely met in everyone’s eyes.
Kamala Harris is being set up to fall short of high expectations. Her inevitable mistakes will reinforce unrealistic standards for women of color.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: American democracy has finally passed the Bechdel test; women stole the inauguration show; more women will serve as White House correspondents; women on Biden’s Cabinet; progress toward women’s equality in Tunisia has stagnated; and more.
Our historic new vice president sits poised to advance gender equality for all women.
Despite the long history of women running for the executive office, both as presidential and vice presidential nominees, Kamala Harris is the first to achieve the goal in the 172 years since the first woman ran.
The latest issue of Ms. celebrates and explores the transformational shift to a new era of gender equality, with feminist women holding some of the most consequential levers of power.
For the first time in U.S. history, the presidential Cabinet appointments will reach gender parity; the House of Representatives is led by a feminist woman speaker, and feminists chair some of the most powerful committees, including the Appropriations and the Oversight and Reform committees; and Kamala Harris will be the first woman and first Black and South Asian to be vice president.
Here’s a glimpse at what you’ll find inside the upcoming Winter issue.
At every turn, Kamala Harris has been held to different and higher standards than her predecessors, and proven she can overcome impossible double binds with an unbeatable combination of grace and strength.