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Fall 2010


 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

The State(s) of Same-Sex Marriage;
Tale of Three Cities;
The Economic Crisis Hits Home;
Filibustering Human Rights;
Short Takes; Calendar

Korea’s Electronics Scandal;
Wanted: Equality at Home;
Nepal’s ‘Cabin Restaurants’;
Seizing the Keys to the Kingdom;
Short Takes

FEATURES

Cover Story

The Clinic Across the Street | By KaThryn Joyce
Certain crisis pregnancy centers have been operated or frequented by some of the most infamous anti-abortion extremists.

Afghan Women Rising | By Gayle TzeMach leMMon
Amidst the violence and turmoil, signs of hope from women entrepreneurs, midwives, civic leaders and military officers

36 Kick-Ass Girls & Feminist Boys | By Jessica sTiTes
Young-adult fiction offers fabulous fantasies of how the world should be.

Special Delivery | By Belle Taylor-McGhee
How can childbirth be made safer in a poor country like Tanzania? The third in a Ms. series on maternal mortality and the efforts being made to save women’s lives

 
DEPARTMENTS

Women's Studies
Have Laptop, Will Major in Women’s Studies | By Kryn Freehling-Burton and SuSan M. Shaw
Online degree programs bring the university right into your home.

Health
Sweet Nothings | By carolyn De la peÑa
Artificial sweeteners have been sold as diet aids for more than 50 years. So why don’t we know if they really work?

Excerpt
Learning to Dance | By alice WalKer
In her latest book of poetry, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, Alice Walker seeks to comfort those who have lost family, have lost themselves or are simply weary. Here, her preface and two of the poems

Backtalk
No Business Too Small | By Donna Brazile
A pep talk from one woman entrepreneur to another

Book Reviews
Leigh Raiford on Danielle L. McGuire’s At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power;

Audrey Bilger on Jennifer L. Pozner’s Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV;

Dara Horn on Cynthia Ozick’s Foreign Bodies;

Mireille Miller- Young on Kim Price-Glynn’s Strip Club: Gender, Power and Sex Work;

Julie Phillips on Rahna Reiko Rizzuto’s Hiroshima in the Morning

Bookmarks
Great reads for Fall 2010

DVD Watch
Feminist films available for home viewing

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