Ms. Magazine
The F Word
The word "feminist" still raises hackles. Is claiming this word all about age, race, and class?

-Just The Facts
-Word: Impossible
-Women to Watch

Zero Balance
Those entering middle age are discovering--sometimes too late--that women get the short end of the stick when it comes to retirement benefits.
-Women's Bodies are Finally Being Studied
The Abortion Pill
Making mifepristone available in this country took decades of struggle and remains fraught with controversy.
-Editor's Page
-The Guerilla Girls
-No Comment
Portfolio: Romaine Brooks
Lesbian society in Paris at the turn of the 20th century is captured by this groundbreaking portraitist.
Uppity Women: Rosario Robles' Bold Agenda

-The Serpent Slayer by Katrin Tchana, Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
-Desirada, Maryse Conde
-Glory Goes And Gets Some, Emily Carter
-The Moon Pearl, Ruthanne Lum McCunn
-Kiss My Tiara, Susan Jane Gilman
-Motiba's Tattoos, Mira Kamdar

-First Person: By Any Other Name
-Columns: Daisy Hernandez, Patricia Smith and Gloria Steinem

Many women of color I interviewed for the book I'm working on felt disillusioned with white feminists. Many said they had a hope that feminism would be a safe space, a space to forge solidarity with other women, gain access to social power in institutions. What they found was that white women often get positioned as the gateway through which access is monitored.
And the personal connection is lacking. White women are not investing their lives and emotions in women of color. There is no culture of care across racial lines. There are white women reaching out, but that's the exception, not the rule. And the white women know it. Two white women I interviewed cried. They are sitting on a mound of emotional baggage and guilt. But the discontent could be used to maneuver change.