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WINTER 2010


The new issue of Ms. reveals the wheeling and dealing behind the surprise 11th-hour anti-abortion amendment to the health care bill that helped torpedo reform. Let's just say that church and state got very cozy.

And here's a sneak peek at the rest of the Winter Ms.:

-- Should feminists care about men's health?

-- The first out lesbian U.S. mayor elected in … Houston?!

-- Fatigue is a virus!

-- RIP Mary Daly, a "feminist's feminist"


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

Coming Out, Voted In
Condoms = Arrest?
No More Masquerade for Baltimore CPCs
Hillary Signals New Era
Abortion Clinics Under Siege
Short Takes
Calendar

Is the Personal Still Political?
A Legacy Forgotten?
Not So Happily Ever After
Let’s Talk About Sex
Short Takes

FEATURES

Cover Story
| BY JON O’BRIEN
What happens to the separation of church and state when top U.S. Catholic clerics try to hold health-care reform hostage?

| BY ADINA NACK
As new uses are approved for the so-called cervical cancer vaccine, women learn once again how intimately their well-being is tied to men’s.

| BY PATRICIA MARINA TRUJILLO
The water-sharing traditions of New Mexico’s women serves as a model—or at least a metaphor—for how the world should treat
H2O as a community resource.

 
DEPARTMENTS

Women's Studies
We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For | BY MOYA BAILEY AND ALEXIS PAULINE GUMBS
Young Black feminists take their research and activism online.

Money
Tough Crowd, Tough Leader | BY MARTHA BURK
As women surge in union ranks, one woman rises to new heights at the AFL-CIO.

Health
It’s Not in Your Head | BY NANCY G. KLIMAS, M.D.
A breakthrough study suggests that chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by a virus.

Excerpt
Counter Culture | BY CANDACY A. TAYLOR
Writer/photographer Candacy Taylor has been collecting tales from career food servers since 2001—an idea that came to her while waiting tables herself at a San Francisco sushi restaurant.

Rememberance
A Feminist’s Feminist | BY MARY E. HUNT
Mary Daly was a mystic, a radical, an iconoclast, a teacher, a philosopher, a lexicographer, a theologian and, once upon a time, a “good Catholic girl.”

Backtalk
The Global Pandemic of Rape | BY DONNA BRAZILE
Time to end violence against women and impunity for their assailants


Book Reviews
Valerie Ann Johnson on Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta
Lacks

Diana Postlethwaite on Louise Erdrich’s Shadow Tag

Casey N. Cep on Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress

Brenda R. Weber on Susan J. Douglas’ Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message That Feminism’s Work Is Done

Ronnie Steinberg on Kathleen Gerson’s The Unfinished Revolution: How a New Generation Is Reshaping Family, Work and Gender in America

Bookmarks
Great reads for winter 2010

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