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.

Meet the Public Official Behind Argentina’s Landmark Abortion Ruling: Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, Minister of Women

Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta—Argentina’s minister of women, gender and diversity—was instrumental in the country’s landmark decision to legalize abortion.

From the challenges to implement the new law, to new topics such as the gender gap in caregiving tasks, Gómez Alcorta shares her experiences and plans to tackle the ministry’s feminist agenda.

The Ms. Q&A: Kathryn Bertine on Gender Equality in Cycling

In 2009, Kathryn Bertine pressed send on an email that would in many ways dictate the course of her life for years to come. In it she asked a simple question: “Why is there no women’s race in the Tour de France?”

Ms. sat down with Bertine on Zoom to talk about vulnerability, picking yourself up, and when we might finally see a women’s Tour de France.

How “Tiny Pretty Things” Writer Dhonielle Clayton Is Bringing More Diversity to Publishing

Dhonielle Clayton is at the center of the push for increased racial diversity in children’s and YA fantasy books.

“As a child, a lot of the books I loved reading had no one who looked like me as a lead in those stories. I wanted to change that. As a librarian in Harlem, I was struck by how few books we had that reflected our students. I was a teacher and lover of books; I wanted kids of color to have the chance to go to magic schools and save the world.”

“Uplifting the Rights of Girls and Women in the U.S. and Around the World”: Biden and Harris Announce New White House Gender Policy Council

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris announced the formation of a new White House Gender Policy Council to lead a government-wide effort to address gender disparities in the U.S. and abroad.

TIME’S UP CEO Tina Tchen knows the importance of an all-of-government approach when it comes to uplifting women and girls—since she served as executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls during the Obama administration. Carrie Baker sat down with Tchen to discuss logistics and impact of the newly-formed White House Gender Policy Council—how it will work, what it will do, and why it is so desperately needed.

COVID-19 Data Scientist and Whistleblower Rebekah Jones Is a Profile in Courage

In May 2020, when it came time to present data on reopening, Rebekah Jones—a Florida-based scientist who studies disaster research and communications—was ultimately fired for refusing to manipulate the numbers.

Words like “insubordinate,” “crazy” and “bitch” have now all been thrown at Jones in an effort to degrade and derail her. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has targeted Jones—the state of Florida issued an arrest warrant for Rebekah Jones on Jan. 16, 2021 for unauthorized computer access.