Ms. Magazine

spring 2003
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this is what a feminist looks like

Features
The Feminist To-Do List by Gloria Steinem
Ms. Poll Feminist Tide Sweeps In as the 21st Century Begins by Lorraine Dusky
Affirmative Action on Trial by Teresa Stern
Women on Death Row by Claudia Dreifus
In the Thick of Life at 70 by Jessica Chornesky

Special Action Alert
Women Take Action Worldwide
Listing: Coalitions and Groups
National Council of Women's Organizations Statement on War with Iraq
NCWO Partial Members List
Why Peace is (More Than Ever) a Feminist Issue
by Grace Paley

Writing of War and Its Consequences
Ghosts of Home by Patricia Sarrafian Ward
Tales from an Ordinary Iranian Girlhood by Marjane Satrapi
Snow in Summer: LA, CA, 1963 by Helen Zelon

News
Pat Summitt's 800th Victory
Augusta Golf Club's Red Face
National Map of Priest Abuse
Women Warriors
Lesbians with Strollers
Kopp Trial
Trouble in Herat, Afghanistan
Reproductive Rights in Poland
Health Clinics in Guatemala
Congolese Women for Peace
Global Good News Round-Up
The Opposite of a Nuclear Bomb

Departments
Lower Breast Cancer Risks by Liz Galst
The Making of an Activist by Gloria Feldt
Nature Conservancy Gains by Rachel Rabkin
Harvard Stumbles on Rape Rules by Lorraine Dusky
The Bush Overhaul of Federal Courts by Stephanie B. Goldberg
My Friend Yeshi by Alice Walker

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Lorraine Dusky's magazine articles have earned her two EMMAs (Exceptional Merit in Media Award) from the National Women's Political Caucus.


Ms. Poll: Feminist Tide Sweeps in
as the 21st Century Begins
by Lorraine Dusky

 

 

 



Photo by David Kramer | Get the tee

From the redwood forests of California to the New York island to the Gulf Stream waters, a feminist tide is sweeping over America. The spread of its gains and the flow of the current of opinion are steady, slow, sure, unmistakeable. And because support reaches its crest among younger women, we believe the future course is also clear.

Today, in a country so narrowly divided in its politics that the loss of one seat shifts party control of the Senate and the last presidential election had to be decided in federal courts, an unshakably solid majority of women aligns with the women's movement, its accomplishments, and its goals.


Feminists are the Majority

The 2003 Ms. Magazine Survey on Women, Men, and Feminism revealed (among other findings)...

* Most women, including many young women, feel positively about the women's movement, its accomplishments, and its goals.

* The number of people self-identifying as feminist is growing.

* Both women and men strongly favor a woman's right to an abortion with the advice of her physician.

For the complete scoop, read "This is what a feminist looks like... and here is what America says about us," appearing in the March 2003 issue, on stands March 25.


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