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SPRING 2009


2009 Spring Issue of Ms. magazine


Picking a college? Or have a sister, friend, daughter or granddaughter who is?

The Spring issue contains a first-ever, 16-page special guide to women's studies including over 650 universities and colleges. Women's studies is a fast-growing, cutting-edge field of study that's in high demand by 21st century employers.

Visit www.msmagazine.com/womensstudies to view the guide online.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

Yes We Can
Keeping Council
The Ivory Tower Ceiling
Feminists Fight
Proposition 8
Lilly’s Law
House of Ideas
Strings Attached
Short Takes
Calendar

Electrifying Women
Unsafe Haven
Trafficking Jam
Between Two Worlds
Summer of So-Called Love
Short Takes

FEATURES

Cover Story
2009 Guide to Women’s Studies
Forty years after its inception, women’s studies has revitalized major academic disciplines, challenged curriculum, disrupted the male-centered canon, intersected with race, class and sexuality, and experienced phenomenal growth.

Forty Years of Women's Studies | BEVERLY GUY-SHEFTALL
Data Crunch | ALLISON KIMMICH
Intersections | BONNIE THORTON DILL
Community College Programs | JUDITH ROY
Buidling a Legacy | DEBORAH SIEGEL
Sticks and Stones | MARTHA MCCAUGHEY
Theory and Practice | HOLLY BLAKE & MELISSA OOTEN
Researching Women | VIVIENNE HESTON-DEMIREL

Up With Women in the Downturn | RANDY ALBELDA
The current economic disaster belongs to everyone, but in the stimulus package gender differences were not forgotten.

New Sheriff in Town | MARTHA BURK
The first Latina to head Labor will enforce fair treatment for all U.S. workers.

A New State of Mind | MEGAN CARPENTIER
Clinton and Boxer will make sure that women’s rights are considered human rights.

The Right to Good Health | DELTHIA RICKS
To some, it’s a moral imperative; to others, it’s an important path out of the economic crisis. To all, health-care reform is a notion whose time has come now.

Taking a bite out of Twilight | CARMEN D. SIERING
Does the popular book and film series about vampires and lust have an abstinence-only, anti-feminist message?

 
DEPARTMENTS

Law
Feminist, Esq. | KATHARINE T. BARTLETT
A look back at—and forward from—40 years of women’s legal studies

Environment
Dangerously Hard | REBECCA CLARREN
Canada has already banned the plastic additive BPA—so why hasn’t the U.S.?

Essay
The Perfect Pantomime | AIM EE LIU
What is our body telling us when we have an eating disorder?

Excerpt
Mandalas | ROSHNI RUSTOMJI
A remembrance of the unending wars the author has watched and lived through

Backtalk
Real Men Don’t Hit | DONNA BRAZILE
Tough times require gentle solutions.

Book Reviews
Erin Aubry Kaplan on Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President

Laura M. Carpenter on Jessica Valenti’s The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women

Amy Herdy on Helen Benedict’s The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq; Julie Phillips on Lisa See’s Shanghai Girls

Mary Helen Ponce on Bárbara Renaud González’s Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me?

Julie Phillips on Lisa See's Shanghai Girls

Bookmarks
Great reads for winter 2009

DVD Watch
Feminist films available for home viewing

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