Throughout August, social justice and women’s rights organizations—organized by Paid Leave For All, a group pushing for sustainable paid leave policy—are coming together for a national bus tour spanning 14 states across the U.S. to raise awareness about the need for paid family and medical leave for all.
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.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden share center stage; women hold less than one-third of seats in municipal governments nationwide; Utah County’s ranked-choice elections yield the first female county commissioner; why we need the Fair Representation Act; we break down the woman Oscar winners; and more!
This week: Biden administration speaks on Black maternal health; all U.S. adults are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination; Derek Chauvin is convicted for murdering George Floyd; Senate passes bill to address anti-Asian crimes; Biden pledges to cut emissions in half; and more!
Pelosi wasted no time this week, using all of her powers as the Speaker of the House to ensure that the insurrectionists will be taken seriously and will face consequences for their anti-democracy actions.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon just days before his presidency ends, with some Republicans backing the effort, including the party’s highest-ranking woman in the chamber.
Despite historic numbers of women elected to the 117th Congress, the U.S. continues to fall far short of gender balance.
We have a long way to go when it comes to building back up our democracy in the years to come—we can no longer ignore the deep crevices in the foundation of our republic. But there is one thing that we can all agree on: One person should not have the sole authority to launch nuclear weapons.
The vandalism and thefts targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during last week’s Capitol riots sought to assail her position as one of the most powerful women in American politics.
Demeaning Pelosi in sexist ways—and treating symbols of her power as trophies—seeks to communicate the message that women are illegitimate political actors.
Yesterday’s violent pro-Trump protests at the nation’s capitol, which resulted in four deaths and just 52 arrests, drew reactions of shock and horror from people around the world.
Here’s what feminists and lawmakers are saying.