War on Women: Trump’s Obsession with “Nasty Women”—From Harris to Clinton

The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.

This week: Donald Trump’s executive actions and empty promises; transphobia from the Trump administration; Trump’s troublesome new coronavirus advisor, Scott Atlas; Trump calls Harris “meanest” and “most horrible”; the Trump administration’s newest policy focus: increasing the amount of water permitted to flow from shower heads; GOP support for Marjorie Taylor Greene, a known QAnon conspiracy; Sexism, racism, birtherism and baseless lies in the continued attacks on Kamala Harris by Trump and Fox News; and Trump restricts vote-by-mail

Keeping Score: Nancy Pelosi on ‘Fumigating’ the White House

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 death of civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis; a pattern of misogyny among conservative thinkers; Rosie the Riveter is back at it; Greta Thunberg’s big donation; Army Reserve will be led by a woman for the first time ever; Cal State undergrads must take an ethnic studies or social justice class; Latinos became the largest group of accepted prospective freshmen at the University of California; women delaying pregnancy; and more.

Don’t Mess With Nancy Pelosi

Molly Ball’s documentation of how Pelosi leads, how she wins and how she uses her power is ultimately a portrait of a woman who fully embraces her personal gifts, owns them and uses them effectively—not for herself alone, even though she certainly knows how to wield power to win a legislative battle or even her own reelection campaign.