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Ms. Magazine’s Winter Issue Asks: Can Women Stop Iraq War?

Washington, DCMs.’s Winter issue – now on newsstands nationwide – features Can Women Stop the War in Iraq? As public opinion against the Iraq War increases, Ms. examines the leading women at the forefront of the anti-war movement and looks back at the women who led the peace movements of the 20th century.

"The role of women in the leadership of the anti-war movement has been ignored for too long. As our coverage demonstrates, women are making a critical difference in the peace movement, just as they always have,” said Katherine Spillar, executive editor of Ms.

Best-selling Eleanor Roosevelt biographer and women's studies professor Blanche Wiesen Cook recalls such pioneering World War I peace activists as Jane Addams, Emily Greene Balch (1946 Nobel Peace prize winner) and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Newsday columnist Katti Gray talks to Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin of Code Pink, and Out of Iraq Caucus leaders in Congress Barbara Lee, Lynn Woolsey and Maxine Waters. Plus, two women's studies professors tell how they teach peace.

The Ms. cover for the Winter issue features an exclusive interview with arguably the most famous anti-Vietnam War activist, Jane Fonda. Fonda, in this exclusive to Ms., talks with Ms. global editor Robin Morgan about “the most impolite dinner-conversation subjects”: sex, politics, and religion.

Ms.'s Winter issue also features an exclusive Investigative Report and Photo Essay: A Brave Sisterhood on how Afghan women overcame years of gender apartheid and even bullets to run for office and vote in Afghanistan’s recent parliamentary elections.

This Winter issue introduces Martha Burk, Ph.D as Ms.’s new Money Editor. As former chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, Burk took on America’s leading CEOs for their membership in the all-male Augusta National golf club. Burk, in this issue of Ms., takes on Wal-Mart.

And there's much more in the latest issue of Ms.: Anita Hill on Why Harriet Miers Mattered; Five Ways a Woman's Heart Differs from a Man's; and 24 Hours in Arkansas.

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