The Weekly Pulse: Arkansas Is “Worst State for Trans Kids”; 1-in-3 COVID Survivors Diagnosed with Brain Disorder; The Future of the Pandemic

In this edition: Arkansas becomes “America’s worst state for trans kids” after lawmakers ban gender-affirming health care for minors; wins and losses in the fight for abortion rights; a new study shows one in three survivors of COVID-19 are diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months; and President Biden moved up his call for states to make all adults vaccine eligible from May 1 to April 19.

How Black Women Legislators Are Fighting Abortion Bans and Trumpism in State Legislatures

Currently, 30 state legislatures are controlled by Republicans, and in 16 of these, Republicans hold a veto-proof supermajority. Republicans are using this unchecked power to propose and pass an incredible amount of anti-abortion legislation.

South Carolina state Sen. Mia McLeod, Ohio Rep. Erica Crawley and Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott break down the tools and steps feminists must take to fight back.

How Misogyny Drives the Marginalized to Kill

With “Requiem for a Serial Killer,” does Phyllis Chesler leave us feeling that it was acceptable for Aileen Wuornos to kill those men? Not at all.

What she does is leave us feeling that the whole world needs to know the full realities of all kinds of abuse of children, the way it often leads to prostitution, and the forms of abuse to which some johns subject the women they pay for sex. We need to be determined to make such abuse stop.