The Activist Issue:
Keeping the Flame Alive
Take inspiration from the lives and work of six women whose passion for justice and commitment to their commuiities make the world a better place for all.
- Kitchen Table Candidate: Winona LaDuke
-Speak Truth to Power: Kek Galabru, Wangari Maathai, Senal Sarihan, Maria Teresa Tula
- Street Fighting Woman: Cheri Honkala
- Mementos of a Movement: Memorabilia of the suffragist movement

MS.CELLANEOUS:
-Word: Bush

Honey, Disney Shrunk the Kids
What's in your child's VCR these days? We asked progressive parents and their kids what they watch. The answers might surprise you.
SHE SAYS
Dorothy Roberts talks about reproductive rights in black and white.
YOUR WORK
Women and Venture Capital: Women vie for a place in the world of high-tech venture capital.

Work Notes: Grrl power to Scotland ASAP and more
Editor's Page: Making Mischief

Ms. News

TECHNO.FEM: Digital Divide

Books:
-Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Now?, by Angela Dillard
- Toy Guns, by Lisa Norris
- Boy Still Missing, by John Searles
- Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
- Women and Popular Music, by Sheila Whiteley

-First Person: Give Me Shelter
-Columns: Daisy Hernandez, Patricia Smith and Gloria Steinem
Call for Woman of the Year
Tell us who you think should be recognized in this special issue.

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ELIZABETH BIRCH

Executive Director, Human Rights Campaign

The amazing thing is the way kids love watching things over and over. At first we were cautious about dumbing them down, but they love the comfort of repetition. Franklin has been my favorite for our two-year-old twins. Franklin is a little boy turtle, but there are strong, independent girl charactersall animals. I like how Franklin teaches lessons. There s one where Franklin is afraid to sleep in his shell because its dark, so he talks about it with different characters. Owl tells him he's afraid to fly, so sometimes he wears a parachute. And Bear is secretly scared of being cold, so he wears a big parka. In the end, Franklin crawls in his shell and turns on a little night-light.