If Men Had Miscarriages

There are approximately 6 million pregnancies in the U.S. each year, and more than a million of those end in loss. A million. Every year.

Despite this unfortunate prevalence, there is no support infrastructure in place for people going through pregnancy loss. I realized this when I went through it myself.

The Coming COVID Baby Bust

Past patterns and emerging evidence suggest we are going to see a COVID Baby Bust. After all, it’s hard to think about having another child when you are worried about taking care of the child you already have.

But how long will it last and how big will it be?

Keeping Score: “A Cabinet That Looks Like America”

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: Meghan Markle opens up about her miscarriage; the pope critiques the U.S. Supreme Court’s pandemic response; Biden announces Cabinet appointees; Janet Yellen is nominated as first woman Treasury Secretary; Scotland passes the Period Products Bill; Rep. Katherine Clark elected assistant speaker of the House; trans woman and former sex worker Elisa Crespo runs for NYC Council; and more.

From Legal Battery to Contractual Sterilization: The Politics of Women’s Incarceration in the Middle East

Not only are laws about migrant women’s bodies resulting in the mass incarceration of women in the Gulf, they are also producing a chain reaction in the form of a generation of children who are stateless.

As we celebrate the first woman of color vice president in America, let us also take that celebration transnationally to continue to build solidarity with feminist networks across oceans.