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Summer 2011

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

The States' War on Women
Taking Slut for a Walk
The Latest Threat to Health Care
More Scandals, More Excuses
Short Takes
Calendar

Keys to the Kingdom
An Activist Abroad
Congolese Women Rise Up
Friend in Need
Short Takes

FEATURES

Sex, Lies and Hush Money | BY KATHERINE SPILLAR
Did a right-wing U.S. senator help cover up the affair of another right-wing senator? So why haven't they both been prosecuted?

How to Stop a Serial Rapist | BY STEPHANIE HALLETT
The vast majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by a surprisingly small number of repeat offenders. If their DNA evidence is tested without delay, it could make women's lives safer.

7 Billion Reasons | BY SUZANNE PETRONI
As the global population hits a historic high, the best strategy for saving the planet is to invest in women.

When Feminist Art Went Public | BY MICHELE KORT
An upcoming exhibition in Los Angeles will celebrate the Woman's Building and the remarkable artistic community it nurtured. Our Ms. senior editor was there at the start.

 
DEPARTMENTS

Law
The Fight Will Go On| BY ELEANOR SMEAL
The Supreme Court rejected class action status for the courageous women of Wal-Martóbut you haven't heard the last of them.

Money
The Myth of the Mancession| BY MARTHA BURK
The recession lingers, and women are feeling the brunt of job losses and social cuts.

Media
The Winfrey Effect| BY JANELL HOBSON
Oprah's talk show is history, but it's not too late to take a walk in the media icon's shoes.

Fiction
Night Thoughts| BY HELEN SIMPSON
In a fictive world, a man lies awake, thinking about his subservient status.

Book Reviews
J. Goodrich on Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett's The Truth About Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children

Aryn Kyle on Bonnie Jo Campbell's Once Upon a River

Jacqueline Woodson on Carolyn Cooke's Daughters of the Revolution

Julia Scott on Marsha Coleman-Adebayo's No Fear: A Whistleblower's Triumph Over Corruption and Retaliation at the EPA

Lisa C. Ikemoto on Dorothy Roberts' Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century

Bookmarks
Great reads for Summer 2011

DVD Watch
Feminist films available for home viewing.

Backtalk
Words Do Hurt | BY DONNA BRAZILE
School bullying won't get better until we lay down the law.

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