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
- No Comment

- 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

<cartoonist and author of They Call Me Mad Dog!: A Story for Bitter, Lonely People (Simon & Schuster, 1998)>
Well, I really don't like time markers like birthdays or days of the week. I hate New Year's, so this millennium thing is just a major annoyance, like when everyone in high school was all aflutter about what the prom theme song should be.
So, the next century? I'd choose books about the last turn of the century. The inhumanity, oppression, and cruelty of that time has a cotton-packed effect because it was long ago, but still close enough to feel horrifyingly possible to repeat. A hundred years back, life was wild and hard and as visceral as plunging your hand into warm intestines. Windowless sod houses stood where 5,000-square-foot futuristic "Jetson" houses now crowd each other, with sport utility vehicles in the driveways. These are absurd times.
But I will be taking these books with me onto the beach of the next century. I want to finish a book I started ten years ago, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (HarperCollins, 1995); a fascinating book I just started called Swindler, Spy, Rebel: The Confidence Woman in Nineteenth Century America (University of Missouri Press, 1995), by Kathleen De Grave; and possibly the book Lavengro (Dover, 1991), by George Borrow, which is an account of gypsy life in nineteenth-century England..


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