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SPRING 2010


 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

A Title IX for Health Care;
America’s Toughest Sheriff?;
Way More Than Cookies;
Short Takes; Calendar

Rising from the Rubble;
Mazel Tov!; Different
Drummers; Where Lesbians
Don’t Exist; Short Takes

FEATURES

Cover Story

| BY AMANDA ROBB
Scott Roeder is now serving a life term for murdering abortion doctor George Tiller. But did he really act alone?

| BY NATALIE WILSON
Will an upcoming class-action lawsuit force the military to face its sexual-assault problem once and for all?.

| BY FRANCINE COEYTAUX AND BELLE TAYLOR-MCGHEE
The rate of maternal deaths and illnesses worldwide is shockingly high. The time to do something about it is now.

 
DEPARTMENTS

LAW
Save Your Life, Save Your Livelihood | BY JUSTINE ANDRONICI
AND DEBRA KATZ
Women leaving abusive relationships need job protection

Money
Small Business, Bigger Share | BY MARTHA BURK
Women-owned companies will finally get more federal contracts

Media
Stand By Your Man? | BY AVIVA DOVE-VIEBAHN
The Good Wife defies gender— and genre—norms

Excerpt
The Woman with the Broken Jug | BY ANNA BADKHEN
During Kenya’s worst drought in decades, a reporter meets women and children barely surviving; how can she explain this to her own children living with abundance?

Rememberance
She was there | BY DONNA BRAZILE
Dorothy Height was both feminist and civil rights matriarch

49 Honoring Wilma and Each Other | BY GLORIA STEINEM
Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller understood the secret of true leadership.

Backtalk
Doing It for Ourselves | BY DONNA BRAZILE
Leave it to women to get health-care reform done



Book Reviews
Kristana Arp on Simone de Beauvoir’s
The Second Sex; Erin Aubry Kaplan
on Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who
Kicked the Hornet’s Nest; Helena
María Viramontes on Isabel Allende’s
Island Beneath the Sea; Robin L.
Riley on Cynthia Enloe’s Nimo’s War,
Emma’s War: Making Feminist
Sense of the Iraq War; Brittney
Cooper on Sheri Parks’ Fierce Angels:
The Strong Black Woman in
American Life and Culture

Bookmarks
Great reads for spring 2010

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