Twentieth Century Foxes Twelve centenarians reflect on women' progress an offer advice.
Time Capsule Capturing the century through the objects that changed women's lives
Women on The Verge of 2000

-Just the Facts
-Word: (My) Lord
-Have You Seen This Potato?

What About Tomorrow?>by Marcia Ann Gillespie
-Go Figure: Wag Gap Wrangling
-Why the Consulting Business Is Becoming Woman Friendly
-Women Architects: If You Build It
Who Knew? A compendium of women's deeds, feats, and innovations
-Great Leaps Forward -Artswatch
Being There A look back at the events that shaped and changed America during the twentieth century
-Novel Companions: Writers on Books They Treasure

- Editor's Page
- Letters
- Making Waves
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- Activists: The Bottom Line for '99
-Liberte, Egalite, Parite
-NOW Does Hollywood
-Opinion: Abortion and Crime
-Women on the Verge of 2000
-Mexico City's Women Traffic Cops
-Opinion: Guns and Lobsters
-Indian Women Sue Canadian Feds
- Under Fire: The Year of the Gun
Susan Minot
Erika Lopez
Molly Peacock
Linda Hogan
Ana Castillo
Ruth Ozeki
A.M. Homes
Lara Stapleton
Pearl Abraham
Edwidge Danticat
Danzy Senna
Cecilia Tan
<author of Krik? Krak! (Vintage, 1996) and The Farming of Bones (Penguin, 1999)>
Even if our computer screens go blank on January 1 and we can't watch television, thank goodness we will still have our books. I will be more assured as I enter the new century if I have the following with me: first, the Bible. Whether we look to the Bible for religious inspiration or historical perspective, it's a great book to have with us. It is filled with drama, romance, poetry. Wars are fought. People are loved and left. Nations rise and fall. To complement the Bible, I will have Elaine Pagels' The Gnostic Gospels (Vintage, 1989). It offers a different perspective on the Bible, particularly on the gospels and the disciples. I am very taken with Pagels' perspective on the creator as both male and female, both Mother and Father. The third book I will carry with me is When Night Falls, Kric! Krac!: Haitian Folk Tales (Teacher Ideas Press, 1998), by Liliane Ne'Rette Louis. This wonderful narration of folk tales is our own bible of Haitian mythology. It is full of stories that express our most idealistic desires about not just our own society, but every society. Children, especially girls, play a strong role in these tales, and I am hoping that in the next century we will all be concentrating on the future of our children, particularly our girls, and the social, cultural, economic, and educational legacy that we are leaving them.

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