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

-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.
Dorothy Roberts talks about reproductive rights in black and white.
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

-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
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Author of Full Exposure (HarperSanFrancisco, 2000); editor of The Best American Erotica 2001 (Touchstone Books, 2001)

My ten-year-old daughter, Aretha, and I are movie pigs. Some of our best conversations have come about because of films weve watched together. I don't have rules. I'm more interested in context. I've opened up a lot of classics to Aretha through watching performances. After we saw movie versions of Great Expectations, she was determined to read the book out loud, even though the language is very challenging. Same with Shakespeare. After we watched the film version of Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio, she couldnt wait to do the balcony scene. And I have two words for little women: Jo March! Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical heroine is a feminist prototype for any young girl who wants to write, direct, and lead her own life. I'd also recommend surreal Disney. The old Fantasia. The hallucinogenic pink elephant scene from Dumbo. The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland. It's important for kids to have cinematic experiences that arent literal, that let them see the world topsy-turvy, leaving them sensually enchanted. Give me dancing hippos in tutus and crocodiles en pointe!

Age 10 (Susie Bright's daughter)

I've watched Titanic many times. I especially liked it because Leonardo DiCaprio is in it. Romeo and Juliet, which also stars Leo, was a favorite, too. It s sad, but also lovey-dovey, and that's very powerful to me. I watched all of the Jackie Chan series. It amazes me how many things he can do with his body! I watch these kinds of movies because I like lots of romance and Shakespeare and Kung Fu and karate action. I'd also recommend the video Fire. I loved it. Some girls and parents may be freaked out by gay stuff. I'm glad my mom is open to whatever I want to watch. Sometimes we find out that the ratings are really off-track.