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SUMMER 2009


Spring 2009 Issue of Ms. magazine


What happens when you mix moms, feminism, and the blogoshere? In the Summer issue of Ms. we tell you all about...Mom 2.0!

Inside this exciting issue: What kind of man risks his life for women's lives? An intimate portrait of murdered abortion-provider Dr. George Tiller explores what makes a hero; Ms. on Sonia Sotomayor and the value of a wise Latina on the Supreme Court; The first review of Margaret Atwood's new, apocalyptic novel The Year of the Flood; With the change in Washington will U.S. Immigration stop its cruel treatment of detained women? Amazing women -- Afghan women leading protests against reactionary law despite threats to their lives and women in Baghdad running underground to help women escape servitude, abuse and even death.

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

What a Difference a Latina Makes
Held in Purgatory
Marriage Equality Gains Steam
Baker’s Pride
Blue Streak
Short Takes
Calendar

Stones Can’t Stop Them
Education Equals Power
Sell One Child to Feed Another?
Branded Women
Short Takes

FEATURES

Cover Story
Cyberhood Is Powerful | BY KARA JESELLA
The maternal impulse turns political when you mix moms, feminism and the blogosphere.

Baghdad Underground | BY ANNA BADKHEN
A “railroad” of sorts helps Iraqi women escape servitude, abuse and even death.

A Man Who Trusted Women | BY M ICHELE KOR T
Dr. George Tiller, murdered by an anti-abortion extremist, leaves a legacy of courage, tenacity and an abiding dedication to women’s rights.

 
DEPARTMENTS

Rememberance
A Women’s Room of Her Own | FLORENCE HOW E
The founder of the Feminist Press remembers her friend, renowned feminist writer and scholar Marilyn French, who died May 2 at age 79.

Money
Who Needs Money? You’ve Got Credit! | MARTHA BURK
A new federal law hopes to end abusive credit card practices by banks—and perhaps help women wake up to the high cost of plastic.

Backtalk
No More Penny Pinching | DONNA BRAZILE
It’s high time to close the wage gap between women and men—and Congress can help do it.

Book Reviews
Nisi Shawl on Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood

Sal Renshaw on M.V. Lee Badgett’s When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Angela Bowen on Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall’s I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde

Bookmarks
Great reads for summer 2009

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