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 communities 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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KRIS LOWE
Author of Girls R.U.L.E. (Berkley, 1998)

Less is more when it comes to videos for my seven-year-old. She can watch one half-hour per day, but we don't get to this more than once or twice a week. I keep a small library of half-hour videos. These include The Magic School Bus series, which are animated, fun, educational, and science-oriented. There's a great cast of girl and boy characters, and the girls do as much leading and discovering as the boys. We only use movies as a treat, about once or twice a month. We loved The Journey of Natty Gann and The Secret of Roan Inish. The key is not to actually purchase any of them. It's like keeping candy in your house: it s tempting, potentially habit-forming, and bad for you. I also try not to let Fiona make a habit of any movie. Repetition, soothing as it may be, dulls the brain. Its too easy to let go of your ideals once you have a kid. But if I m using videos to buy myself some time, calm down my child, babysit, or satisfy her demands, thats a problem.

FIONA LOWENSTEIN
Age 7 (daughter of Kris Lowe)

I watch a lot of science and nature videos. I like learning about animals. Like there's a lizard who lives in the desert and the only way he can get water is out of his foot. I learn some really amazing things. I really liked the movie Gandhi. I'd heard about his story, so it was exciting to see it. I also like to watch Wishbone. I like the way they do the dog's voice. Sometimes I say to my mom, Can I watch another Wishbone? Unless I'm having my nails done and she wants them to dry, she usually says, "No way." I sort of agree with her, but I always ask!