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Fall 2008


Summer 2008

Financial guru Suze Orman has some no-nonsense advice on how to empower ourselves and take control of our money and our lives. Economist and college president Julianne Malveaux has some smart advice on what the Feds must do.

No Period, No Problem?
Military Rape Cover-up
Fake Clinics Near Campus
and more …

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters

Keeping Score

National
Global

The Old Boys Club
Finding the Win-Win
YouProf
Lullabies Behind Bars
Last Resort on Trial
A Man of Principle?
Short Takes
Calendar

Feminist Past, Frustrating Present
A Blow to Women (and Democracy)
Have They Forgotten the Kama Sutra?
Back of the Bus
Onward, Feministas!
Unsung Hero
Champion of Women
Short Takes

FEATURES

Cover Story
Suze Orman’s Bottom Line | Martha Burk
The financial guru tells us how to empower ourselves during this economic downturn.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! | JULIANNE MALVEAUX
A college president who’s also an economist has some smart ideas (tax credits! education! health! public works!) for jump-starting the faltering U.S. economy.

The Scandal of Military Rape | HELEN BENEDICT
What will it take to protect U.S. servicewomen from sexual assaults and their subsequent cover-ups?

Misleading the Faithful | BILL FROGAMENI
The Catholic Church still clings to its 1968 prohibition of the Pill—even though the rule causes incalculable harm in developing countries and most U.S. Catholics ignore it.

Dangerous Masquerade | ELIZABETH ZWERLING
On a mission to eliminate reproductive choice, so-called crisis pregnancy centers are taking in millions of government dollars—and unsuspecting college students.

 
DEPARTMENTS

Law
Less Gain, More Pain | JUSTINE ANDRONICI & DEBRA S. KATZ
During an economic crunch, women workers shouldn’t have to face more bias than usual.

Women's Studies
Out-of-the-Box Education | ELLEN G. FRIEDMAN
An innovative New Jersey program takes women’s studies back to elementary school.

Health
Like a Natural Woman | ANN FRIEDMAN
What’s the real story behind period-suppressing contraceptives?

Fiction
Hair | CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE
A fable of Nigeria written by the recently named 2008 MacArthur Genius Fellow.

Book Reviews
Veronica I. Arreola on Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti’s Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape

Marilyn Sanders Mobley on Toni Morrison’s A Mercy

Valerie Grim on bell hooks’ Belonging: A Culture of Place

Karen Offen on Marilyn French’s From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women in the World

Jennifer Leaning, M.D., on Halima Bashir and Damien Lewis’ Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur

Bookmarks
Great reads for fall 2008

DVD Watch
Feminist films available for home viewing

Backtalk
Let’s Legalize Safe Communities! | MONIQUE HARDEN

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