Ms. magazine  -- more than a magazine a movement

SIGN UP FOR MS. DIGEST, JOBS, NEWS AND ALERTS

Ms. SUMMER 2008 ISSUE

ABOUT
SEE CURRENT ISSUE
SHOP MS. STORE
MS. IN THE CLASSROOM
FEMINIST DAILY WIRE
FEMINIST RESOURCES
PRESS
JOBS AT MS.
READ BACK ISSUES
CONTACT
RSS (XML)
 
Summer 2008


Summer 2008

Join Ms. and receive one year of home delivery.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters

Keeping Score

National
Global

What's on Your Ballot?
A Global Family Plan
Something to Sing About
100 Years of Sisterhood
Viva Dolores!
Firing Back
Tracking the Abusers
Calendar


Three Pillars of Maternal Health
Taking on Taboos
What Are Irish Women Now?
Survival Sex
Short Takes


FEATURES

Cover Story
Fall Girls
The "D.C. Madam" took a prostitution rap, then took her own life. But her alleged johns - including sanctimonious U.S. senator David Vitter - walked away uncensured and unscathed.
See update- Available only online

Carson Prison Blues | Betty Brink
Behind the nation's razor-wire fences, egregious medical neglect has been the norm for decades.

Behind the Cloak of Polygamy | Andrea Moore-Emmett
What's life for the women and children in the Texas fundamentalist cult like? Ask the women who have escaped similar communities.

In Praise of Baadasssss Supermamas | Stephane Dunn
Black women action stars like Pam Grier thrilled us in the '70s; will we be inspired again by such heroes?

Rumors of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated | Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney
Women still struggle in the workplace; can we close the wage gap?

 
DEPARTMENTS

Money
Why a Food Crisis? | Martha Burk
Unpacking the real reasons behind hunger and shortages - and why women feel the brunt

Women's Studies
Academic Freedom | Martha McCaughey
Their right-wing campaign against women's studies turns a treasured ideal on its head

Health
Pathologizing Your Period | Paula J. Caplan
Despite a lack of evidence, the psychiatric establishment has made extreme premenstrual distress a recognized disorder - and a boon to Big Pharma.


At Stake, the Body | CS Lakshmi
Sex workers in India reveal the secrets of their lives.

Bookmarks
Great reads for Summer 2008



Book Reviews
Nisi Shawl on Sarah Hall's
Daughters of the North

Linda Carty on Claudia Jones'
Left of Karl Marx


R. Dianne Bartlow on Linda G. Mills'
Violent Partners: A Breakthrough Plan for Ending the Cycle of Abuse
and Kristin Bumiller's
In an Abusive State: How Neoliberalism Appropriated the Feminist Movement against Sexual Violence

Michele Serros on Stella Pope Duarte's
If I Die in Juarez


Jennifer Cognard-Black on Dagmar Herzog ’s Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics

DVD watch
: Feminist films available for home viewing

Backtalk
Sexual Healing | M. Joycelyn Elders

No Comment