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Summer 2013

Summer 2013 Edition


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

Can You Hear Us Now?
Zero Tolerance
Vatican Payoffs
Short Takes
Calendar

No Peace in the Abortion War
A Woman to Watch — Carefully
Street Lights and Short Grass
Short Takes

FEATURES

From the Ashes of Rana Plaza | By JASON MOTLAGH AND SUSIE TAYLOR
It took a huge tragedy for the garment factories of Bangladesh, filled with exploited young women workers, to finally draw international attention and action.

Standing Up to Terror | By STACIE STUKIN
Despite extremist threats, determined health providers once again offer full reproductive services to Wichita’s women.

Unholy Alliance: South Africa | By Jeanne Clark
How U.S. family-planning and AIDS funds fuel anti-women forces across the globe

Living History | By AVIVA DOVE-VIEBAHN
Two recent documentaries by women filmmakers illuminate icons Angela Davis and Alice Walker.

 
DEPARTMENTS

Law
Marriage Is Marriage | By SARAH R. BOONIN
How the Supreme Court’s repeal of DOMA changed our lives.

Money
The Wisdom of Paid Sick Leave | BY MARTHA BURK
It's good for all of us, but some want to ban it.

Health
Test Cases | By susan goldberg
The Supreme Court and Angelina Jolie remind us how genetic information affects our lives.

Excerpt
The Carpet | By anna badkhen
As a magnificent carpet is woven, Afghan villagers struggle against
war and poverty.

Book Reviews
Zita Cristina Nunes on Farah Jasmine Griffin’s Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II

Gina Athena Ulysse on Edwidge Danticat’s Claire of the Sea Light

Ruth B. Mandel on Olympia Snowe’s Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress

Rafia Zakaria on Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed

Gaiutra Bahadur on Amana Fontanella-Khan’s Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in the Badlands of India

Bookmarks
Great reads for summer 2013

DVD Watch
Feminist films available for home viewing.

Backtalk
Ratify the Treaty Already! | BY DONNA BRAZILE
We've been waiting more than 30 years for the U.S. to support CEDAW.

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