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Shake Up The System
If you want to make change, it's never too late, and these activists can tell you how.

What to Ask Your Gynecologist
Before you slip into those stirrups, here's what you need to know and what you need to demand.

by Molly M. McGinty

Run For Her Life
Hillary Clinton wants to be the first First Lady to hold elective office...maybe she plans on teaching Bill a lesson or two,maybe...
by Blanche McCrary Boyd
Editor's Page
Walking While Female
She Says
Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna
Wild Pussy
The word from our readers is loud and clear: keep it real
What?
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Book Reviews
On the Ms. bookshelf
Anatomies by Anndee Hochman
Her Own Medicine by Sayantani DasGupta
Out of the Ordinary by Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels, eds.
The Abortion Myth by Leslie Cannold
In The Name of Salomé by Julie Alvarez


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WHAT TO ASK YOUR GYNECOLOGIST
Before you slip into those stirrups, here's what you need to know and what you need to demand.
By Molly M. Ginty


ALSO IN THE PRINT ISSUE:
MAKING LOVE IN THE DARK
In this society sex is used to hype consumerism. Meanwhile, political hypocrites, an outmoded public health policy, and public indifference and denial fuel the epidemic. So, what's to be done?

OF MICROBES AND MANHOOD
Sexual risk-taking among young men increases the likelihood of their contracting and spreading a STI. Everything is gendered when it comes to education, prevention, and treatment.

 
Shake up the system

SAVVY ACTIVISTS SHARE TIPS

Democracy is not a spectator sport. It requires that we roll up our sleeves and get busy defending and championing our rights, demanding justice and denouncing injustice, declaring and affirming our beliefs, and supporting the causes we are committed to.

To encourage and reinvigorate your ordinary and outrageous acts, we've asked some folks who know how to make waves to share some tips. We'll be adding more tips each week, so check back often. MORE>>

Hi, Honey, I'd rather be home! Plus, what's Martha Stewart teaching our daughters? MORE>>
Kathleen Hanna, the quintessential Riot Grrrl, riffs on the state of women in rock. MORE>>
Before Seinfeld character Elaine Benes would "yada yada," her lovers were sat down and put through the "are you spongeworth" scrutiny. MORE>>
I planned to write my editorial about the special report in this issue on the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases. But then, on a Sunday afternoon in New York City's Central Park, more than 40 women were attacked. MORE>>
 
 
           
     

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